Category Archives: MLB Baseball

Major League Baseball’s Top Rookies of 2014 (Pitching)

NATIONAL LEAGUE

WINS 9 Chase Anderson SP R Arizona Diamondbacks
  8 Jacob deGrom SP R New York Mets
  6 Tyler Matzek SP L Colorado Rockies
  6 David Buchanan SP R Philadelphia Phillies
         
GAMES 71 Jeurys Familia RP R New York Mets
  52 Tommy Kahnle RP R Colorado Rockies
  51 Carlos Martinez RP R St. Louis Cardinals
         
IP 134.1 Jacob deGrom SP R New York Mets
  111.2 Tyler Matzek SP L Colorado Rockies
  109.1 Chase Anderson SP R Arizona Diamondbacks
  105.2 David Buchanan SP R Philadelphia Phillies
 
CG 1 Tyler Matzek SP L Colorado Rockies
 
SHO 1 Tyler Matzek SP L Colorado Rockies
 
ERA (RP)* 2.33 Jeurys Familia RP R New York Mets
  3.16 David Hale RP R Atlanta Braves
  3.72 Tommy Kahnle RP R Colorado Rockies
         
ERA (SP)* 2.68 Jacob deGrom SP R New York Mets
  3.70 Chase Anderson SP R Arizona Diamondbacks
  3.75 David Buchanan SP R Philadelphia Phillies
         
STRIKEOUTS 134 Jacob deGrom SP R New York Mets
  100 Chase Anderson SP R Arizona Diamondbacks
  83 Tyler Matzek SP R Colorado Rockies
  78 Carlos Martinez SP R St. Louis Cardinals
SAVES 5 Jeurys Familia RP R New York Mets

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AMERICAN LEAGUE

WINS 16 Matt Shoemaker SP R Los Angeles Angels
  13 Yordano Ventura SP R Kansas City Royals
  12 Masahiro Tanaka SP R New York Yankees
  11 Jake Odorizzi SP R Tampa Bay Rays
GAMES 67 Dellin Betances RP R New York Yankees
  62 Jake Petricka RP R Chicago White Sox
  53 Daniel Webb RP R Chicago White Sox
         
IP 172.0 Yordano Ventura SP R Kansas City Royals
  165.0 Jake Odorizzi SP R Tampa Bay Rays
  163.2 Roenis Elias SP L Seattle Mariners
 
CG 3 Masahiro Tanaka SP R New York Yankees
  1 Kevin Gausman SP R Baltimore Orioles
1 Roenis Elias SP L Seattle Mariners
1 Marcus Stroman SP R Toronto Blue Jays
SHO 1 Masahiro Tanaka SP R New York Yankees
  1 Marcus Stroman SP R Toronto Blue Jays
1 Roenis Elias SP L Seattle Mariners
ERA (RP)* 1.33 Dellin Betances RP R New York Yankees
  2.83 Jake Petricka RP R Chicago White Sox
  3.56 Daniel Webb RP R Chicago White Sox
         
ERA (SP)* 1.83 James Paxton SP L Seattle Mariners
  2.51 Masahiro Tanaka SP R New York Yankees
  2.66 Collin McHugh SP R Houston Astros
         
STRIKEOUTS 171 Jake Odorizzi SP R Tampa Bay Rays
  151 Collin McHugh SP R Houston Astros
  147 Yordano Ventura SP R Kansas City Royals
  143 Roenis Elias SP L Seattle Mariners
SAVES 13 Jake Petricka RP R Chicago White Sox
  1 Dellin Betances RP R New York Yankees

Major League Baseball’s Top Rookies of 2014 (Batting)

NATIONAL LEAGUE

GAMES 147 Billy Hamilton CF B Cincinnati Reds
  123 Yangervis Solarte 3B B San Diego Padres
  108 Ender Inciarte CF L Arizona Diamondbacks
       
AB 546 Billy Hamilton CF B Cincinnati Reds
  438 Yangervis Solarte 3B B San Diego Padres
 
RUNS 72 Billy Hamilton CF B Cincinnati Reds
  53 Yangervis Solarte 3B B San Diego Padres
  49 Ender Inciarte CF L Arizona Diamondbacks
48 Kolten Wong 2B L St. Louis Cardinals
48 Travis d’Arnaud C R New York Mets
46 Gregory Polanco RF L Pittsburgh Pirates
       
HITS 140 Billy Hamilton CF B Cincinnati Reds
  115 Yangervis Solarte 3B B San Diego Padres
       
DOUBLES 25 Billy Hamilton CF B Cincinnati Reds
  22 Travis d’Arnaud C R New York Mets
  18 Yangervis Solarte 3B B San Diego Padres
       
TRIPLES 9 David Peralta LF, RF, CF L Arizona Diamondbacks
  8 Billy Hamilton CF B Cincinnati Reds
  6 Chris Owings SS R Arizona Diamondbacks
       
HOME RUNS 13 Travis d’Arnaud C R New York Mets
  12 Mike Olt 3B R Chicago Cubs
  11 Kolten Wong 2B L St. Louis Cardinals
10 Yangervis Solarte 3B B San Diego Padres
       
RBI 48 Billy Hamilton CF B Cincinnati Reds
  48 Yangervis Solarte 3B B San Diego Padres
  41 Travis d’Arnaud C R New York Mets
  39 Kolten Wong 2B L St. Louis Cardinals
       
BB 53 Yangervis Solarte 3B B San Diego Padres
  36 Tommy La Stella 2B L Atlanta Braves
  33 Billy Hamilton CF B Cincinnati Reds
  32 Travis d’Arnaud C R New York Mets
  30 Gregory Polanco RF L Pittsburgh Pirates
       
SB 56 Billy Hamilton CF B Cincinnati Reds
  20 Kolten Wong 2B L St. Louis Cardinals
  16 Ender Inciarte CF L Arizona Diamondbacks
13 Gregory Polanco RF L Pittsburgh Pirates
       
AVG* .300 Joe Panik 2B L San Francisco Giants
  .293 David Peralta LF, RF, CF L Arizona Diamondbacks
  .274 Eric Campbell 1B R New York Mets
       
OBP* .344 Joe Panik 2B L San Francisco Giants
  .343 Yangervis Solarte 3B B San Diego Padres
  .334 Tommy La Stella 2B L Atlanta Braves
       
SLG* .461 David Peralta LF, RF, CF L Arizona Diamondbacks
  .423 Chris Owings SS R Arizona Diamondbacks
  .414 Travis d’Arnaud C R New York Mets
       
OPS* .787 David Peralta LF, RF, CF L Arizona Diamondbacks
  .729 Chris Owings SS R Arizona Diamondbacks
  .721 Travis d’Arnaud C R New York Mets
.720 Yangervis Solarte 3B B San Diego Padres

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AMERICAN LEAGUE

GAMES 138 Nick Castellanos 3B R Detroit Tigers
  136 Jose Abreu 1B R Chicago White Sox
  136 Xander Bogaerts SS R Boston Red Sox
       
AB 524 Jose Abreu 1B R Chicago White Sox
  507 Xander Bogaerts SS R Boston Red Sox
  500 Nick Castellanos 3B R Detroit Tigers
       
RUNS 77 Jose Abreu 1B R Chicago White Sox
  68 Brock Holt 3B L Boston Red Sox
  64 Danny Santana SS B Minnesota Twins
       
HITS 167 Jose Abreu 1B R Chicago White Sox
  133 Nick Castellanos 3B R Detroit Tigers
  126 Brock Holt 3B L Boston Red Sox
  122 Xander Bogaerts SS R Boston Red Sox
       
DOUBLES 35 Jose Abreu 1B R Chicago White Sox
  31 Nick Castellanos 3B R Detroit Tigers
  27 Xander Bogaerts SS R Boston Red Sox
       
TRIPLES 7 Danny Santana SS B Minnesota Twins
  6 Kevin Kiermaier RF L Tampa Bay Rays
  6 Rougned Odor 2B L Texas Rangers
5 Brock Holt 3B L Boston Red Sox
5 James Jones CF L Seattle Mariners
       
HOME RUNS 35 Jose Abreu 1B R Chicago White Sox
  20 George Springer RF R Houston Astros
  15 Jonathan Schoop 2B R Baltimore Orioles
       
RBI 103 Jose Abreu 1B R Chicago White Sox
  61 Nick Castellanos 3B R Detroit Tigers
  51 George Springer RF R Houston Astros
       
BB 50 Jon Singleton 1B L Houston Astros
  46 Jose Abreu 1B R Chicago White Sox
  39 George Springer RF R Houston Astros
39 Xander Bogaerts SS R Boston Red Sox
       
SB 26 James Jones CF L Seattle Mariners
  18 Danny Santana SS B Minnesota Twins
  12 Brock Holt 3B L Boston Red Sox
10 Jake Marisnick CF R Houston Astros
       
AVG* .324 Danny Santana SS B Minnesota Twins
  .319 Jose Abreu 1B R Chicago White Sox
       
OBP* .382 Jose Abreu 1B R Chicago White Sox
  .360 Danny Santana SS B Minnesota Twins
       
SLG* .594 Jose Abreu 1B R Chicago White Sox
  .484 Danny Santana SS B Minnesota Twins
  .482 C.J. Cron 1B R Los Angeles Angels
  .481 Kennys Vargas 1B B Minnesota Twins
       
OPS* .975 Jose Abreu 1B R Chicago White Sox
  .844 Danny Santana SS B Minnesota Twins
  .804 George Springer RF R Houston Astros

MLB: Players that Just Missed Major Career Milestones (Hits, Home Runs, RBI, Batting Average, Wins and Strikeouts)

ALMOST 3,000 HITS

RANK PLAYER HITS BATS
29. Sam Rice 2,987 L
30. Sam Crawford* 2,961 L
31. Frank Robinson 2,943 R
33. Barry Bonds 2,935 L
36. Rogers Hornsby 2,930 R
37. Al Simmons 2,927 R

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ALMOST 500 HOME RUNS

RANK PLAYER HOME RUNS BATS
27. Lou Gehrig 493 L
27. Fred McGriff 493 L
29. Stan Musial 475 L
29. Willie Stargell 475 L
31. Carlos Delgado 473 L
32. Chipper Jones 468 B
33. Dave Winfield 465 R
34. Jose Canseco 462 R
35. Adam Dunn 461 L
37. Carl Yastrzemski 452 L

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ALMOST 400 HOME RUNS

RANK PLAYER HOME RUNS BATS
52. Andres Galarraga 399 R
52. Al Kaline 399 R
54. Dale Murphy 398 R
55. Joe Carter 396 R
56. Adrian Beltre 393 R
56. Jim Edmonds 393 L
58. Graig Nettles 390 L
59. Johnny Bench 389 R
60. Dwight Evans 385 R
61. Harold Baines 384 L
63. Larry Walker 383 L
64. Frank Howard 382 R
64. Jim Rice 382 R
66. Albert Belle 381 R

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ALMOST 2,000 RBI

RANK PLAYER RBI BATS
4. Barry Bonds 1,996 L
5. Lou Gehrig 1,995 L
7. Stan Musial 1,951 L
8. Ty Cobb 1,938 L
9. Jimmie Foxx 1,922 R
10. Eddie Murray 1,917 B
11. Willie Mays 1,903 R

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ALMOST .300 BATTING AVERAGE

RANK PLAYER BATTING AVERAGE BATS
202. Ethan Allen 0.2999 R
202. Enos Slaughter 0.2999 L
202. Michael Young 0.2999 R
205. Earl Sheely 0.2997 R
209. Billy Goodman 0.2996 L
210. Frank Demaree 0.2995 R
210. Carl Furillo 0.2995 R

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ALMOST 300 WINS

RANK PITCHER WINS ARM
26. Tommy John 288 L
27. Bert Blyleven 287 R
28. Robin Roberts 286 R
29. Fergie Jenkins 284 R
31. Jim Kaat 283 L

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ALMOST 3,000 STRIKEOUTS

RANK PITCHER STRIKEOUTS ARM
17. Jim Bunning 2,855 R
18. Mickey Lolich 2,832 L
19. Mike Mussina 2,813 R
20. Cy Young* 2,803 R

 

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