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Tuesday
Jun042013

I don't mean to be mean, but these guys are average

While you contemplate the creativity of the headline of this story, I thought I would share you with you some teams and players who are average.

The numbers must be exact to be used.
  • The average MLB and AL team strikes out 19.9% of all plate appearances, just like the Yankees.
  • The average MLB team walks 8.0% of all plate appearances, just like the Padres.
  • The average MLB team homers every 3.0% of every at bat, just like the Reds.
  • The average AL team homers every 3.2% of every at bat, just like the Red Sox and Angels.
  • The average NL team homers every 2.8% of every at bat, just like the Nationals.
  • The average MLB team's pitchers hold opponents to a .293 BA, just like the Dodgers and Mariners.
  • The average MLB team's batters has a .295 BAbip, just like the Athletics and Angels.
  • The average MLB team's pitchers hold opponents to 1.02 homers per nine innings, just like the Red Sox.
  • The average MLB and NL batter this season is hitting .270, just like A.J. Pollack.
  • The average major leaguer has a .335 OBP, just like Brandon Moss, Mitch Moreland, Yonder Alonso, Matt Holliday, Jose Altuve,and Hunter Pence.
  • The average AL-er has a slugging percentage of .440, just like Josh Willingham.
  • The average NL-er has a slugging percentage of .441, just like A.J. Pollack (who is beginning to seem pretty average).
  • The average major leaguer has a .772 OPS, just like Jedd Gyorko.
  • The average AL batter has a strikeout pct. of 18.6% of all plate appearances, just like Lyle Overbay.
  • The average major leaguer (and NL-er) walks 8.4% of all plate appearances, just like Michael Cuddyer and Yoenis Cespedes.
  • The average major leaguer homers every 3.4% of all at bats, just like Alejandro De Aza.
  • The average AL-er homers every 3.5% of all at bats, just like Aaron Hicks.
  • The average NL-er homers every 3.3% of all at bats, just like Ian Desmond and Andrew McCutchen.
  • The average major leaguer has a .306 BAbip, just like Todd Frazier.
  • The average AL-er has a .305 BAbip, just like Desmond Jennings.
  • The average major league pitcher has a 3.74 ERA, just like Eric Stults.
  • The average NL pitcher has a 3.68 ERA, just like Paul Maholm.
  • The average MLB starter goes 6.18 innings per game, just like Homer Bailey.
  • The average NL starter has a .247 BAA, just like (the increasingly average) Paul Maholm and Bronson Arroyo.
  • The average MLB reliever has a .242 BAA, just like Scott Barnes, Jose Cisnero, and Fernando Salas.
  • The average MLB pitcher has 3.14 K/BB ratio, just like Mat Latos.
  • The average MLB pitcher has a 7.42 strikeouts per nine innings ratio, just like Rick Porcello.
  • The average MLB starter has a 7.45 strikeouts per nine innings ratio, just like Yovani Gallardo.
  • The average AL reliever has a 8.53 strikeouts per nine innings ratio, just like Sean Doolittle.
  • The average MLB pitcher has a 3.04 walks per nine innings ratio, just like Cole Hamels.
  • The average AL reliever has a 3.54 walks per nine innings ratio, just like Kelvin Herrara and Ryan Pressly.
The average reader is bored by this point.

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There are millions of Americans, including me, who would love to be an average MLB players -- and make the money that goes with it.

June 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDave Scott
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