Nonsense Spring Training Stats

(numbers through Saturday)

1. Mark DeRosa (WSH) has 8 walks in 22 plate appearances. I would say this sounds like Mark DeRosa has decided he should no longer swing the bat, except he also has 6 hits in 14 at-bats, including a double and a home run. Last year, with 86 major league at-bats, Mark DeRosa had 8 walks, 2 doubles, and zero home runs. Last year, with 47 minor league at-bats, Mark DeRosa had 1 walk, 2 doubles, and zero home runs.

2. Brett Lawrie (TOR), who had a .953 OPS last season, has a 1.582 OPS this spring, and 5 stolen bases (he had 7, in 150 at-bats, last year). I wish Brett Lawrie wasn’t protected in all of my fantasy leagues.

3. No one has three triples yet. Among those with 2: Brandon Wood (COL). Wood actually has 8 career Spring Training triples. In 700 major league at-bats, Brandon Wood has zero triples.

4. Wade LeBlanc (MIA) is a monster. 10.1 innings. 1 hit. 9 strikeouts. Last spring, he gave up 17 earned runs in 19 2/3 innings.

5. Most innings pitched with zero strikeouts: Mike Pelfrey (NYM), with 7 innings. (12 hits, 8 runs, 3 home runs allowed….)

6. Julio Teheran (ATL) has given up 8 home runs in 9 innings. No one, last spring, gave up more than 7 home runs. In 2010, one person did. It was Mike Pelfrey. Ha. Going back to 2006, Brandon Backe gave up 12 home runs in 27 1/3 spring innings. Brandon Backe gave up 36 major league home runs, in 166 2/3 innings in the 2008 regular season. That is a lot.



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Jeffrey Paternostro
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Jeffrey Paternostro

Pelfrey did have four strikeouts in his start Sunday.

Of course, he also gave up 8 runs.

RationalSportsFan
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The Tigers have three ties in their first 16 games. That puts them on pace for 30 ties in the regular season.

Savard
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Savard

Every run scored off Roy Halladay has been via the homer.

Big Jgke
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Big Jgke

CORRECTION: Every run scored off Roy Halladay has been via the homer. That Halladay allowed them to hit so that they wouldn’t feel bad.

Im Yovani Gallardo
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Im Yovani Gallardo

Every run hit off Carlos Pena has been Canadian. Get it?

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