I appreciate that Marc Lancaster tried to do some meaningful analysis today, but why would he use incorrect numbers? Did the numbers come from the Reds? Are they tryin to drive down his arbitration value?
Dunn is hitting just .196 with runners in scoring position. Of the 91 men he has found in scoring position, he has driven in only 10 of them (11 percent) – four of those coming on home runs.
Not only does his percentage of men in scoring position batted in pale in comparison to the team total of 21.6 percent, it’s far inferior to the efficiency demonstrated by nearly every other regular.
Sean Casey has driven in 29 of 93 (31.2 percent). Ken Griffey Jr. 26 of 92 (28.3 percent), Felipe Lopez 22 of 82 (26.8 percent), Jason LaRue 14 of 53 (26.4 percent), Rich Aurilia 18 of 73 (24.7 percent) and Joe Randa 22 of 93 (22.6 percent). Only leadoff man Ryan Freel, who has batted in 5 of 43 men in scoring position (11.6 percent) comes close to Dunn’s rate, and RBIs are not expected from him.
In the Article Marc states that Dunn has 11 RBI with RISP. That is wrong according to the stats on Yahoo, and on ESPN. Both sites say Dunn has 18 RBI in 73 plate appearances. The batting average quoted in the article is correct, the number of walks is correct. But the RBI are wrong? ARe the Reds feeding the media bad stats on purpose?
Casey’s numbers are right, WTF, why would they do this?
The end of the article says all of the right things, but it misses the most important point Dunn’s OPS with RISP is the second highest on the team (.912 vs. Griffey .915)