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.@ncboomstick23 helps the DR improve to 16-4 in @WBCBaseball play, the best record of any club to compete in multiple Classics. #WBC2017
The last (and only) time Andrew Miller allowed 2 HRs in relief was Sept. 22, 2015 vs. Toronto. Those HRs occurred in 2 different innings.
Pitchers since '61 w/12+ wins in age-36 or older season to hold the opposition below .200 AVG: Ryan, R. Johnson, Clemens & Rich Hill in '16.
In 2016, lefty-swinging Ichiro batted .339 against southpaws. His career mark against left-handed pitchers now stands at .328.
Ichiro stole 10 bases in 2016, making him the 4th in the modern era to steal 10+ in an age-42 or older season (Vizquel, Rickey, Wagner).
Ichiro had 141 ABs in the leadoff spot in 2016 & collected 51 hits for a .362 average. His career AVG in that spot now stands at .324.
Miggy has 2,519 hits through his age-33 season. The only players with more at that point in their careers were pretty good, too.
In good company: Only A-Rod, Jimmie Foxx, Hank Aaron and Mel Ott had more total bases through their age-33 season than Miggy’s 4,414.
In 2016, Chris Sale authored his fourth straight 200-K season.
The top five strikeout percentages, all-time, through age-27 season (min. 1,000 IP) …
In 2016, @JustinVerlander (254 Ks) became the 11th different pitcher since 1893 to have 250+ strikeouts in an age-33 or older season.
Pitchers to make at least 12 starts after the All-Star break & post a sub-2.00 ERA, a WHIP below 0.900 and a K rate of at least 10 per nine:
20+ HRs, .650 SLG in age-23 seasons or younger, all-time: -Rudy York -Joe DiMaggio -Ted Williams -Willie Mays -@PujolsFive -@ElGarySanchez
Only 4 players since 2012 have at least 2,000 PA and a .300/.400/.500 slash line: @MikeTrout, @MiguelCabrera, Joey Votto & Goldy.
Only two first basemen in the modern era have at least 30 SB, 60 XBH and 100 BB in a season: Bagwell (’97, ’99) & Goldy (’16).
Paul Goldschmidt is one of only three 1B to record consecutive 20-HR/20-SB seasons. (Jeff Bagwell, Ryan Klesko)
.@JohnnyCueto is one of three active pitchers to log three seasons with at least 18 wins while posting a sub-2.80 ERA (Price, Wainwright).
Of the 28 pitchers with at least 1,000 innings since 2011, Johnny be REAL good.
.@RobinsonCano’s FIVE seasons of 70+ extra-base hits rank 2nd among second basemen, behind Rogers Hornsby (seven).
Crazy but true: @RobinsonCano’s 2,210 hits are the most by any @MLB second baseman through 12 seasons.
.@LieutenantDans7’s 115 OPS+ is 3rd best by a draft-era shortstop with 100-200 plate appearances in his first season.
Highest WAR among LF since 2011? Alex Gordon: 26.1 Ryan Braun: 22.8 Justin Upton: 20.3 Yoenis Cespedes: 18.6 Matt Holliday: 18.1
.@VladGuerrero27 swung at 38.9% of pitches outside the zone in his career – 4th most in that span (@KFP48, Humberto Quintero, Delmon Young).
Joey Votto’s .408 batting average (!!!) in the second half of 2016 ranks FOURTH ever among players with 250+ PAs after the All-Star break.
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