NY Sports Dog: Fun Player Facts and Questions for 2009

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Fun Player Facts and Questions for 2009

Will Jose Reyes get his 1,000th hit on or before his 26th birthday?

Jose Reyes, at age 25, needs 81 hits to 1,000. There are 60 more games until he turns 26 on June 11th. Some quick math tells us that if he averages the same number of at-bats per game this year as last year, 4.33, and he plays in all 60 of those games, that he will get his 1,000th hit on or before his 26th birthday if he is hitting .312 or better.

Has Carlos Beltran been here this long already?

Carlos is currently 10th all-time in Met RBIs. With 120 this year he'll pass Edgaro Alfonzo, who is currently 5th. Of course, David Wright is ahead of him and has a chance to move into 4th all-time this year.

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG




1. D Strawberry

1109
3903
662
1025
187
30
252
733
2028
580
960
191
75
.359
.520 .263


2. M Piazza
972 3478 532 1028 193 2 220 655 1885 424 546 7 9 .373 .542 .296


3. H Johnson
1154 3968 627 997 214 18 192 629 1823 556 827 202 63 .341 .459 .251


4. E Kranepool
1853 5436 536 1418 225 25 118 614 2047 454 581 15 27 .316 .377 .261


5. E Alfonzo*
1086 3897 614 1136 212 14 120 538 1736 458 498 45 14 .367 .445 .292


6. C Jones
1201 4223 563 1188 182 33 93 521 1715 355 697 91 48 .340 .406 .281


7. D Wright*
703 2650 464 819 183 10 130 489 1412 340 499 92 22 .389 .533 .309


8. K Hernandez
880 3164 455 939 159 10 80 468 1358 471 459 17 17 .387 .429 .297


9. K McReynolds
787 2910 405 791 153 14 122 456 1338 263 341 67 16 .331 .460 .272


10. C Beltran*
596 2252 419 620 145 11 117 418 1138 312 402 83 14 .362 .505 .275

Speaking of David Wright...

He needs 42 doubles to tie Ed Kranepool for first on the Mets all-time list. He has had exactly 42 doubles in 3 of his last 4 seasons, and topped 40 or more in each of those years.

David Wright is a doubles machine.
Career: Batting
SEASON TEAM G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 NYM 69 263 41 77 17 1 14 40 14 40 6 0 .293 .332 .525 .857
2005 NYM 160 575 99 176 42 1 27 102 72 113 17 7 .306 .388 .523 .911
2006 NYM 154 582 96 181 40 5 26 116 66 113 20 5 .311 .381 .531 .912
2007 NYM 160 604 113 196 42 1 30 107 94 115 34 5 .325 .416 .546 .962
2008 NYM 160 626 115 189 42 2 33 124 94 118 15 5 .302 .390 .534 .924
Total -- 703 2650 464 819 183 10 130 489 340 499 92 22 .309 .389 .533 .922

Carlos Delgado is about to pass some Hall of Fame Milestones:

Carlos needs 24 doubles and 31 homeruns for 500 in each category. He is also currently 50th all-time in RBIs and only 11 away from 1,500.

If he drives in 111 RBIs this year he moves up to 30th all-time.

Is he a Hall of Famer? Yes, I think so for sure.

Historical Facts from the "Did You Know" file?

Bob Gibson currently hold the record for best "Batting Average Against" by any pitcher in Mets history.

Yes, Bob Gibson held opponents to zero hits in his one inning of work for the Mets after coming over from the Brewers in 1987.

Wait, you didn't think I meant that Bob Gibson?

And now the historical trivia question:

Which player has grounded into the most double plays while wearing a Met uniform?

So there ya go...a few fun facts and questions for a Saturday Spring Training morning.

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2 comments:

Berger said...

Was it Dave Kingman on most double plays?

Dave Singer said...

NO ONE knows this?

Come on peeps!

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