Looking for Patience and Power
We were looking for active players who are patient, have dynamic batting skills, and are young enough to be relatively dependable. So, the criteria we chose were:
- Minimum 500 career Plate Appearances
- Minimum 13.5% career BB%
- Minimum 125 career wRC+
- Younger than 35 years old today (Feb 23, 2011)
I just posted the list on BAseball Reality Tour, but wanted to share more numbers here at Seamheads.
Albert Pujols: 13.5 BB%, 169 wRC+, 31 years old
Adam Dunn: 16.3 BB%, 131 wRC+, 31 yo
Jason Heyward: 14.6 BB%, 134 wRC+, 21 yo
Jack Cust*: 17.3 BB%, 125 wRC+, 32 yo
What do you guys think? Are these “random” minimums making this exercise pointless? Should we have parameters that are saber-smarter? Oh yeah, and please let me know if we missed anyone.
*One more thing on Jack Cust, here are the Career BB% Leaders over the past 25 years, min 500 PA’s:
1. Barry Bonds: 20.3%
2. Jack Clark: 20.1%
3. Ken Phelps: 18.1%
4. Jack Cust: 17.3%
Thanks to Fangraphs for the stats.