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Postby jellis » Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:46 pm

Least effective intentional walkers in 2008 (bomb reflects multiple runs scoring after the walk):

1. Ron Washington (Texas), 20 out of 44 bombed (45.4%)

2. Eric Wedge (Cleveland), 11 out of 28 bombed (39.2%)

3. Cito Gaston (Toronto), 6 out of 16 bombed (37.5%)

4. Bud Black (San Diego), 17 out of 61 bombed (27.9%)

5. Joe Maddon (Tampa Bay), 8 out of 29 bombed (27.6%)

6. Dave Trembley (Baltimore), 12 out of 44 bombed (27.2%)

7. Bobby Cox (Atlanta), 20 out of 80 bombed (25%)

The 2008 best baserunners, excluding stolen bases:*

This list would measure going the number of extra bases a runner gets going from first to third on a single (average runner makes it 27% of the time) second to home on a single (average runner makes it about 59% of the time), first to home on a double (average runner makes it 43% of the time) and also takes into account the extra bases picked up on wild pitches, passed balls, balks, sac flies:

1. Matt Holliday, +28

2. Curtis Granderson, +27

3. Nate McLouth +27

4. Kelly Johnson +26

5. Shin-Soo-Choo, +26
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Postby Hermie13 » Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:31 am

Yeah I read this too.....never thought Wedge was the best in game manager.....especially when it comes to handling pitchers.....

Suprised to see Holiday so high on that list as well....
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Postby dazindiansfanuk » Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:39 pm

The "Least effective intentional walkers" stat is flawed.

Whilst it may show the amount of runs scored after the walk, one thing it can never show is the outcome that would've taken place without the intentional walk and therefore it means nothing.

Just because the intentional walk doesn't pay off, it doesn't mean it wasn't the right move! Walking Albert Pujols with the tying run on 3B and one out in the 9th is the right move.... if the next guy hits a HR it was still the right move.
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