Playing with the Numbers: OBP, G/F and more
Updated: April 18, 2007, 10:56 AM ETBy David Srinivasan | Special to ESPN.com
Do the best hitters in the game hit the ball on the ground or in the air? Do the worst hitters have the worst strikeout-to-walk ratios? Do guys who walk a lot produce the most? And say, what does an "average" hitter do, anyway? Enquiring minds might not want to know, but idiots such as myself do. So I hit ESPN's Sabermetric stats and did some sorting around. I culled the top 40 hitters by RC27 (runs created per 27 outs), the worst 40, and the 40 guys who constitute "the middle." Let the court note that 207 hitters currently qualify to be sorted.