Auxiliary Content: Top Johnson City Player

Data table and glossary for Johnson City Player of the Year article.

Batter Rahmatulla Williams Garcia Apelian Ramos De La Cruz Washington Pritchard
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Age 21.7 22.2 19.8 21.1 21.3 19.9 20.9 22.7
Bats RH RH RH RH RH RH LH RH
G 58 59 51 55 60 59 55 54
PA 255 265 216 245 263 241 228 209
AB 220 229 182 225 248 227 202 177
R 49 47 38 35 45 39 33 31
H 69 67 56 67 68 60 50 44
2B 27 19 14 20 12 15 12 9
3B 3 1 4 1 3 0 3 0
HR 6 6 6 8 2 16 9 4
RBI 39 25 31 45 25 47 27 33
2-O RBI 7 4 6 14 6 21 15 8
RLISP w/2-O 19 21 16 32 18 23 31 19
2-O EFF 0.269 0.16 0.273 0.304 0.25 0.477 0.326 0.296
SB 5 20 4 3 19 0 4 1
CS 3 2 1 0 5 1 1 0
SB% 62% 91% 80% 100% 79% 0% 80% 100%
PO 0 2 2 0 5 2 3 0
BB 26 27 21 13 8 7 23 22
SO 38 45 36 46 59 57 64 34
BA 0.314 0.293 0.308 0.298 0.274 0.264 0.248 0.249
BABIP 0.35 0.343 0.352 0.339 0.347 0.282 0.315 0.282
OBP 0.39 0.382 0.407 0.343 0.299 0.299 0.329 0.346
SLG 0.545 0.463 0.527 0.502 0.371 0.542 0.47 0.367
OPS 0.935 0.845 0.935 0.845 0.67 0.841 0.799 0.713
SO/PA 0.149 0.17 0.167 0.188 0.224 0.237 0.281 0.163
PA/HR 43 44 36 31 132 15 25 52
TB 120 106 96 113 92 123 95 65
GDP 4 0 1 3 2 5 3 5
HBP 4 6 11 4 2 5 2 6
SH 1 3 0 0 2 0 0 1
SF 4 0 2 3 3 2 1 3
IBB 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Batter Rahmatulla Williams Garcia Apelian Ramos De La Cruz Washington Pritchard

 

Glossary (Statistical Acronyms Defined)

 

2-O EFF is two out RBI efficiency.  This can be an indication of how well a batter hits in "clutch" (high pressure) situations.  If a batter has a 2-O EFF that is equal to or greater than BA, you will think of them as coming through with "big" (important) hits or as being a "clutch" batter.  If a batter has a 2-O EFF well below their BA, then you will think of them as being a poor batter in critical situations.2-O EFF = (2-O RBI)/[(2-O RBI) + (RLISP w/2-O)]. 

 

2-O RBI is a two-out run batted in (RBI).  The more the better.  This can be an indication of how well a batter hits in "clutch" (high pressure) situations. 

 

2B is a double (batter) or second base (fielding). 

 

3B is a triple (batter) or third base (fielding). 

 

A is an assist.  A fielder is credited with an assist if they throw successfully to a base to record a PO. 

 

AB is an at bat. 

 

Age is the number of years old the batter currently is (October 2011).  The 15 Cardinals' batters average 20.9 years of age while the top 8 average 21.2 years of age. 

 

BA is batting average.  The higherthe better.  A BA of .300 or above is very good.  The Cardinals' 15 batters averaged .276.  BA = H/AB. 

 

BB is a walk.  The fewer the better. 

 

BABIP is batting average on balls in play.  This is a measure of the number of batted balls, excluding home runs, which are hits. The exact formula used here for a batter is (H-HR)/(AB-SO-HR+SF).  The average BABIP for the 15Cardinals' batters was 0.331. 

 

CS is the number of times a base runner was caught stealing.  The fewer the better for a base runner.  The more the better for a catcher (fielding statistic). 

 

CS% is a calculation of the percent of base runners caught stealing by a catcher.  The higher the better.  The Cardinals' three catchers averaged 39%.  The league average was 30%.  CS% = 100*CS/(SB + CS). 

 

DH is a designated batter.  All teams in the Appy League use a DH so that the pitchers can concentrate solely on pitching.

 

DP is a double play.  For a fielder, it is the number of times they recorded either an A or a PO during a single play when two outs were recorded.  POS 1B, 2B, and SS have the most. 

 

E is an error.  There are five types of Es:  fielding (E-F), throwing (E-T), missed catch (E-MC), catcher's interference (E-CI), and pick-off (E-PO).   

 

E-CI is a catcher's interference error.  This normally occurs when a catcher's glove is hit by a batter's bat during a swing. 

 

E-F is a fielding error.

 

E-MC is a missed catch error. 

 

E-PO is a pick-off error. 

 

E-T is a throwing error. 

 

FLD% is fielding percentage.  The higher the better.  Each POS has a different value that is considered to be very good.  POS 1B and C typically have the highest since they record most of their POs by catching a thrown ball.  The Cardinals averaged 96.6%.FLD% = 100*(PO + A)/(PO + A + E).

 

G is the number of games a batter had at least one plate appearance (batter) or the number of games a fielder played defense for at least one inning (fielding).

 

GDP is grounded into a double play.  The fewer the better.  Slower runners who tend to hit more ground balls will have more GDPs. 

 

H is a hit.  There are four types of Hs:  single, double (2B), triple (3B), home run (HR).

 

HBP is hit by pitch.  Typically, a batter that crowds the plate (sets their stance close to home plate) will have several HBPs. 

 

HR is a home run.  The more the better.

 

IBB is intentional walks.  They are not very common in the Appy League. 

 

LH is left-handed.

 

OA is an outfield assist.  Several OAs can be an indication of a "good arm" on an outfielder. 

 

OBP is on-base percentage.  This is a measure of how well a batter gets on base.  The higher the better.  An OBP of 0.400 or better is very good.  A lead-off batter should always have a high OBP.  The Cardinals'15batters averaged .338.OBP = (H + BB + HBP)/(AB + H + BB + HBP). 

 

OPS is on-base plus slugging percentage.  An OPS of 0.950 or better is very good.  The Cardinals'15batters averaged .786.  OPS = OBP + SLG. 

 

PA/HR is plate appearances per home run.  The lower the better.  High is not necessarily bad.  High PA/HR should be coupled with high OBP or some other good average.  The Cardinals' 15batters averaged 39.

 

PB is a passed ball.  This is a fielding statistic specific for a catcher.  The fewer the better.  The official scorer gives a C a PB when a runner advances one or more bases due to not catching or stopping a pitch that the official scorer thought should have been caught or stopped with an "ordinary effort". 

 

PO (Fielding) is a put-out.  The number of times a fielder recorded an out.  Catchers get a PO for catching a SO and 1B get a PO for catching a throw.

 

PO (Batter) is picked-off.  The number of times a base runner was picked-off (caught stealing) by a pitcher with no pitch involved.

 

PO (Catcher) is a pick-off.  The number of times a catcher successfully initiated a throw to a base immediately after a pitch that resulted in a base runner out. 

 

POS is position played in the field:  pitcher (P), catcher (C), first base (1B), second base (2B), shortstop (SS), third base (3B), leftfield (LF), centerfield (CF), rightfield (RF).  If more than one POS is listed for a fielder, the first one listed was the primary (most frequently played) position.  C and SS are considered advanced and difficult to play positions.  1B is arguably the easiest position to play. 

 

R is a run scored.

 

RH is right-handed.

 

RBI is a run batted in.  The more the better. 

 

RISP is runner in scoring position (second or third base).   

 

RLISP w/2-O is a runner left in scoring position with two outs.  See RISP and 2-O RBI.  The fewer the better. 

 

SB is a stolen base.  The more the better for a base runner.  The fewer the better for a catcher (fielding statistic). 

 

SB% is a calculation of the percent of time that a base runner was successful at stealing a base.  The higher the better.  The Cardinals' 15 base runners averaged 79%.  The league average was 70%.  SB% = 100*SB/(SB + CS). 

 

SF is a sacrifice fly.  Batters capable of hitting fly balls with a runner on third and less than two outs will have more SFs.  It can be a measure of good bat control.

 

SH is a sacrifice hit (bunt).  Depending on the score, batters with good bat control, good hand-eye coordination, and good speed will often be asked to "sacrifice" their AB in order to exchange an out for advancing a runner one base. 

 

SLG is slugging percentage.  The higher the better.  The more extra base hits (2B, 3B, and HR), the higher the SLG.  A SLG of .550 or better is very good.  The Cardinals' 15batters averaged .448.  SLG = TB/AB. 

 

SO is a strikeout.  The fewer the better.

 

SO/PA is strikeouts per plate appearance.  The lower the better.  A value of 0.25 or greater, when coupled with below average SLG, is a concern.  A value of 0.15 or below, when coupled with above average SLG is very good.  The Cardinals'15batters averaged 0.211. 

 

TB is total bases.  TB = singles + (2 * doubles) + (3 * triples) + (4 * HR). 


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