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07/15/2022 7:10 EDT Detroit Tigers at Cleveland Guardians


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Ninety-one games into the season, the Tigers have five qualified batters. Miguel Cabrera is the wRC+ leader with 93. Surprisingly(?), Javy Baez is second with 78, followed by Robbie Grossman (74), Spencer Torkelson (70), and Jonathan Schoop (60).

Of the 2,793 teams that have played big league baseball since 1885, only 11 of them ended the season without even one qualified player achieving as high as 100 wRC+. And that's after I expanded the definition of qualified player to include anyone with 400 or more plate appearances.

The last time this happened was the 1982 Mets, when Dave Kingman led six such qualified hitters with a 97 wRC+. Before that, the horrific 1976 Expos were "led" by Larry Parrish's execrable 80. You'd have to go back to the original 16-team majors to find the next most recent team to end up without a single league-average 400-PA-qualified batter.

Here's the entire list—at least so far:

    Highest  
Year Team wRC+ Record
1982 NYM 97 65-97
1976 MON 80 55-107
1951 SLB 84 52-102
1935 CIN 98 68-85
1910 CHW 98 68-85
1910 BSN 99 53-100
1909 BSN 90 45-108
1903 WAS 96 43-94
1899 CLE 85 20-134
1894 LOU 92 36-94
1886 BAL 88 48-83
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1 hour ago, chasfh said:

Ninety-one games into the season, the Tigers have five qualified batters. Miguel Cabrera is the wRC+ leader with 93. Surprisingly(?), Javy Baez is second with 78, followed by Robbie Grossman (74), Spencer Torkelson (70), and Jonathan Schoop (60).

Of the 2,793 teams that have played big league baseball since 1885, only 11 of them ended the season without even one qualified player achieving as high as 100 wRC+. And that's after I expanded the definition of qualified player to include anyone with 400 or more plate appearances.

The last time this happened was the 1982 Mets, when Dave Kingman led six such qualified hitters with a 97 wRC+. Before that, the horrific 1976 Expos were "led" by Larry Parrish's execrable 80. You'd have to go back to the original 16-team majors to find the next most recent team to end up without a single league-average 400-PA-qualified batter.

Here's the entire list—at least so far:

    Highest  
Year Team wRC+ Record
1982 NYM 97 65-97
1976 MON 80 55-107
1951 SLB 84 52-102
1935 CIN 98 68-85
1910 CHW 98 68-85
1910 BSN 99 53-100
1909 BSN 90 45-108
1903 WAS 96 43-94
1899 CLE 85 20-134
1894 LOU 92 36-94
1886 BAL 88 48-83

 

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27 minutes ago, kdog said:

RHP Jose Cisnero has been placed on the bereavement list. As a corresponding move, RHP Angel De Jesus has been recalled from Triple A Toledo.

Jose Cisnero accidentally enters radioactive test chamber just as an experiment begins.  Trapped behind a time-locked door and blasted with a massive dose of gamma radiation.  Cut by Tigers he goes onto a Hall of Fame career as Hulknero

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6 hours ago, chasfh said:

Ninety-one games into the season, the Tigers have five qualified batters. Miguel Cabrera is the wRC+ leader with 93. Surprisingly(?), Javy Baez is second with 78, followed by Robbie Grossman (74), Spencer Torkelson (70), and Jonathan Schoop (60).

Of the 2,793 teams that have played big league baseball since 1885, only 11 of them ended the season without even one qualified player achieving as high as 100 wRC+. And that's after I expanded the definition of qualified player to include anyone with 400 or more plate appearances.

The last time this happened was the 1982 Mets, when Dave Kingman led six such qualified hitters with a 97 wRC+. Before that, the horrific 1976 Expos were "led" by Larry Parrish's execrable 80. You'd have to go back to the original 16-team majors to find the next most recent team to end up without a single league-average 400-PA-qualified batter.

Here's the entire list—at least so far:

    Highest  
Year Team wRC+ Record
1982 NYM 97 65-97
1976 MON 80 55-107
1951 SLB 84 52-102
1935 CIN 98 68-85
1910 CHW 98 68-85
1910 BSN 99 53-100
1909 BSN 90 45-108
1903 WAS 96 43-94
1899 CLE 85 20-134
1894 LOU 92 36-94
1886 BAL 88 48-83

A whole bunch of players having career-terrible numbers at the same time.   Coincidence?  I think not.   Something's not right with the coaching.  They don't seem to be fixing anyone and I feel like they tried tweaking a bunch of guys' swings and messed them up.   I don't know,   Can't just blame the deader ball, which they might have swapped out again  because Manfred does not know what he's doing. 

Have they been shutout 12 times this season? 

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