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 Post subject: D Backs Factoid Dump
 Post Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 5:41 am 
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Thought I'd start a thread to throw in interesting little facts and misc. bits of information. Could be a stat, or something interesting about a player or coach.

First one I'll throw in here:

So far the D Backs have hit into the fewest number of Ground Ball DP's in the NL, (13) and second lowest number in the majors.

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Considering the team OBP is 1 point above league avg at this moment in time, thats pretty good. Of course this is on large part because the D Backs are the most fly ball prone teams in baseball GB/FB ratio, and a lot of the "OBP" is actually homeruns.

Still, avoiding DP's is good, and the team has done that well

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 Post Posted: Mon May 02, 2011 6:24 am 
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Only two players had more than 25 hrs and 25 steals in the majors last year. One an ex Dback and the other a current one.








CarGo and CY.

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 Post subject: Re: D Backs Factoid Dump
 Post Posted: Sat May 07, 2011 5:18 am 
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First 11 games vs. Last 20 games. It would sure be nice to have both going well at the same time

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Code:
    G      R/G     BA    OBP     SLG      OPS
1st 11    5.8    .293    .360    .473   .833
Last 20   4.0    .217    .295    .395   .689


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G         R/G   ERA
1st 11    6.4   5.97
Last 20   4.3   3.84

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 Post subject: Re: D Backs Factoid Dump
 Post Posted: Sat May 07, 2011 2:26 pm 
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shoewizard wrote:
Still, avoiding DP's is good, and the team has done that well


Difficult to hit into a DP when there's no one on base ahead of you... ;)

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 Post subject: Re: D Backs Factoid Dump
 Post Posted: Sat May 07, 2011 5:05 pm 
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While it's true their number of opputunities to hit into a double play are in the bottom third of the league, at just 6% the percentage of times they have hit into DP given the opportunity is by far the lowest in the NL

NL Situational Hitting Chart

(DP chances about 2/3 to the right of the chart)

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 Post subject: Re: D Backs Factoid Dump
 Post Posted: Sat May 07, 2011 5:12 pm 
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By the way, check out productive outs in the chart above.

D Backs rank dead last. LOL

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 Post subject: Re: D Backs Factoid Dump
 Post Posted: Sun May 08, 2011 10:19 am 
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Parra has 10 walks in his last nine games. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: D Backs Factoid Dump
 Post Posted: Sun May 08, 2011 1:19 pm 
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Diamondbacks are 1-0 in World Series appearances.

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 Post subject: Re: D Backs Factoid Dump
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dbacks_Nation wrote:
Diamondbacks are 1-0 in World Series appearances.



And a 3-4 BA with two runners getting on via an error and HBP against Mariano Rivera in meaningful games :wink:

(Ok, that was just game 7, but still)

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 Post subject: Re: D Backs Factoid Dump
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Justin wrote:
dbacks_Nation wrote:
Diamondbacks are 1-0 in World Series appearances.



And a 3-4 BA with two runners getting on via an error and HBP against Mariano Rivera in meaningful games :wink:

(Ok, that was just game 7, but still)

I remember we had him last season. Didn't Upton get a leadoff triple, then somehow loading the bases, I remember back to back Ks, and Reynolds popping up to Posada.

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 Post subject: Re: D Backs Factoid Dump
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dbacks_Nation wrote:
Justin wrote:
dbacks_Nation wrote:
Diamondbacks are 1-0 in World Series appearances.



And a 3-4 BA with two runners getting on via an error and HBP against Mariano Rivera in meaningful games :wink:

(Ok, that was just game 7, but still)

I remember we had him last season. Didn't Upton get a leadoff triple, then somehow loading the bases, I remember back to back Ks, and Reynolds popping up to Posada.



I said meaningful games. An interleague matchup in June featuring a first place team and a last place team isn't. FWIW, Rivera actually had 6+innings in the 2001 World Series, the bottom of the 9th is what people remember. I had actually forgotten about his other appearances in that series.

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 Post subject: Re: D Backs Factoid Dump
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The Shadow wrote:
Parra has 10 walks in his last nine games. ;)


That is a great sign. He is starting to make adjustments. Although I criticized him heavily for his Ground Ball hitting, ceasless hacking, powerless ways in the past, I always made sure to add the caveat that he is still young. I was not very optimistic he would make the changes necessary to become an above average starter, but he seems to be turning a corner. There are some very real differences in him this year, and the one you point out is probably the most important one of them all.

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 Post subject: Re: D Backs Factoid Dump
 Post Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 7:53 am 
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shoewizard wrote:
The Shadow wrote:
Parra has 10 walks in his last nine games. ;)

I always made sure to add the caveat that he is still young.


Thats what I was telling Jersey at a spring training game this year how everyone talked about how young Upton was but not many people talked about how young Parra was. It helped as I was telling him this that Parra went yard. ;) :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: D Backs Factoid Dump
 Post Posted: Thu May 26, 2011 1:35 pm 
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Here's one that I wasn't expecting. The Diamondbacks have allowed the 2nd fewest stolen bases in the Majors, 19 SB in 49 games. That's a huge improvement over last year. I think the coaching staff's emphasis on pickoffs and holding runners is actually showing in the results.

http://www.dbacksvenom.com/2011-article ... lowed.html


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 Post subject: Re: D Backs Factoid Dump
 Post Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 12:00 pm 
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Since the beginning of last season, Stephen Drew has had 30 plate appearances that lasted eight or more pitches and his OPB in those is just .233 (one hit and six walks). That’s the lowest such OBP in the majors in that span (min. 25 long PA).


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 Post subject: Re: D Backs Factoid Dump
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:20 am 
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Stole this little gem from ESPN.

The Diamondbacks have a major league-best 27 wins since May 14.


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 Post subject: Re: D Backs Factoid Dump
 Post Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:41 pm 
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The team has a 102 OPS+ right now. The only season where the team finished with an OPS+ greater than 100 was 1999 (101). The 2004 DBacks had a 77 OPS+

They also have a 102 ERA+. The team also had its best pitching year in 1999 (123 ERA+). 2010 was the worst pitching year for the DBacks (89 ERA+)


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 Post subject: Re: D Backs Factoid Dump
 Post Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:27 pm 
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Miranda is hitless in his last 30 at-bats at Chase Field. :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: D Backs Factoid Dump
 Post Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:02 pm 
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2000 Futures game MVP Sean Burroughs ;)


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 Post subject: Re: D Backs Factoid Dump
 Post Posted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:40 pm 
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D-backs OPS+ by player through 102 games (195+ PAs)
146 Upton
124 Montero
116 Young
113 Parra
110 Roberts
101 Johnson
96 Miranda
95 Drew
87 Bloomquist
81 Nady

D-backs OBP by player through 102 games (195+ PAs)
.378 Upton
.358 Parra
.346 Montero
.333 Roberts
.328 Young
.323 Bloomquist
.317 Drew
.315 Miranda
.301 Johnson
.296 Nady

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