Understanding Nick Punto

“You can’t reason with grit,” Nick Punto told NotGraphs’ Investigative Reporting Investigation Team. And who are we to argue with Nick Punto?




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Jack
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Jack
4 years 27 days ago

When your the Headliner piece in a huge trade, you have to show your new team you mean business.

MikeS
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MikeS
4 years 27 days ago

I’m pretty sure that 50 years from now people will still be saying “…and Nick Punto” the way people today say “Brock for Broglio.”

Choo
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4 years 27 days ago

50 years from now, in retirement homes across the nation, uttering the words, “…and Nick Punto!” will gain new residents immediate credibility and access to the inner circle of baseball discussions. Also, at those same retirement homes, uttering the words, “…and it upset my bowels!” will go mostly unnoticed because everyone says that.

williams .482
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williams .482
4 years 27 days ago

On SOSH, it is known as “the Nick Punto trade”

bertrecords
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bertrecords
4 years 27 days ago

You have to admire a man that every year leads the majors in multiple categories both as a hitter and as a fielder.
— offensive outs made while sliding head first into firstbase
— offensive bunts into double plays
— defensive basehits allowed on double pumped throws
— meaningless defensive range (ie., a defender who runs all over the field in front of other defenders, robbing them of easy defensive plays)
— collisions/near collisions with other defenders
— injuries created
(Note: the finally three statistics are strongly correlated.)

williams .482
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williams .482
4 years 27 days ago

he has a career UZR/150 of +15. that is a hell of a lot of “meaningless outs.”

Paul Pleiss
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4 years 25 days ago

The Nick Punto trade continues to be hot fodder on the twitter. Will Punto carry the Dodgers into the sweet promised land of the NL Playoffs? I can only hope so.

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