MLB Notes, May 7th

  • Bullpen Savers: 3 pitchers have reached the 50+ innings mark through 7 starts: Clay Buchholz, Felix Hernandez and James Shields 
  • 4 starting pitchers have allowed more than 30 earned runs this season: Roy Halladay, David Price, Mark Buehrle, and Philip Humber
  • Three closers (with 10+ opportunities) have converted 100% of their chances: Mariano Rivera, Jason Grilli and Jim Johnson
  • In the last seven days, Cubs’ first baseman, Anthony Rizzo, has 13 hits, 2 stolen bases, and a BABIP of .545
  • The Indians’ Carlos Santana maintains the highest BABIP in the majors, at .435
  • The hitter with the top Isolated Power (ISO), Justin Upton (.366) shouldn’t surprise you. Mark Reynolds, Chris Davis, and John Buck filling the 2, 3, and 4 slots, respectively, might.
  • The Rockies and Tigers are tied for the league lead in team batting average at .285
  • The Indians lead the MLB in both ISO (.203) and total home runs (44)
  • Moneyball: The Athletics have scored the most runs this season (174). The Marlins are dead last with just 98 runs on the season
  • The Astros are worst in the majors when it comes to striking out, K’ing in 26.8% of their plate appearances.
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