List of the Day: RISP

These were the top ten batting averages by all qualified batters with runners in scoring position during 2013:

  • Allen Craig – .454
  • Freddie Freeman – .443
  • Miguel Cabrera – .397
  • Matt Holliday – .390
  • Matt Carpenter – .388
  • Salvador Perez – .377
  • Michael Brantley – .375
  • Carlos Beltran  – .374
  • Yadier Molina – .373
  • Robinson Cano – .357

Yes, five of the ten players were all on the same team that scored 77 more runs than any other team in the National League last season.

List of the Day – Best LOBbers

Left on Base Percentage (LOB%) measures the percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season. This stat does not use the left on base numbers reported in box scores, but instead is calculated using a pitcher’s actual hits, walks, and runs allowed results:

LOB% = (H+BB+HBP-R)/(H+BB+HBP-(1.4*HR)) — (via Fangraphs)

Here are the ten best pitchers from 2010-2013 in stranding baserunners (min 300 IP):

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