Saturday, June 20, 2009

Today's Trivia - The Babe Ruth of G/F

Luis Castillo, 2nd basemen for the NY Mets, is leading the league in Ground Ball/Fly Ball Ratio with 1.68. He also won the crown from 2004-2007 (when he was with the Marlins, Twins and Mets) and only failed to win in 2008 because he did not have enough at bats to qualify for the batting title. Not surprisingly, he is also one of the most prolific singles hitters, ranking 13th among actives players, but in many fewer at bats than most of the players ahead of him (Ken Griffey, Garret Anderson, Omar Vizquel). Unfortunately, the thing he is known most for this year is

He gets a single 24.6% of the time he has an AB. By comparison, Rod Carew was at 25.8%, but he had a career average 37 points higher. I will cover this stat more in the future.

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