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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Petriello:Dealt for Sale, Phenom [Moncada] now Emerging

Mike Petriello takes a stat-casty look at Yoan Moncada’s good start:

Given the prospect pedigree, the hot start, the youth and just how good he’s looked this week, it’s time to play our favorite early-April game: Is it real or a small-sample fluke?

...Remember, Moncada led the Majors in called strikeouts last year with 85, but that actually undersells it, because it wasn’t just the largest number in 2018. It was the largest number in the pitch-tracking era, which goes back to 2008. No one had ever even hit 80 called strikeouts before, with the second-highest number being Davis’ 79 in 2016.

...what’s fascinating so far is that Moncada has struck out 13 times in 2019 ... and not one has been a called strike…

A swinging strikeout isn’t better or worse than a called one, obviously. But if you wanted to see more aggressiveness, this is where you look. The record holder for called strikeouts hasn’t done it once yet this year.

puck Posted: April 13, 2019 at 07:02 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: boston red sox, chicago white sox, statcast, yoan moncada

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   1. Benji Gil Gamesh VII - The Opt-Out Awakens Posted: April 13, 2019 at 11:33 AM (#5831447)
This prompted me to look at Moncada's stats, saw his 217 Ks last year. And I realized I have no idea where that ranks on the alltime single season list anymore.
   2. Jarrod HypnerotomachiaPoliphili (TeddyF.Ballgame) Posted: April 13, 2019 at 02:36 PM (#5831498)
Fourth place. Not that I knew off the top of my head.
   3. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 13, 2019 at 03:08 PM (#5831504)
The top 30 are all from 2000 or later. Bobby Bonds's 189, which was the record for 34 years, is now #31.
   4. Greg Pope Posted: April 13, 2019 at 06:40 PM (#5831581)
The top 30 are all from 2000 or later. Bobby Bonds's 189, which was the record for 34 years, is now #31.

And even that is underselling it because there were at least two players (Jose Hernandez was one I know) that sat at the end of a season in order to not break the record.
   5. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: April 13, 2019 at 07:06 PM (#5831585)
I think Preston Wilson was the other.

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