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Successes, struggles and sabermetrics

Baseball Prospectus reviews 2009's highs (Pujols, Mauer, Greinke) and lows (Lidge)

Updated: October 2, 2009, 2:15 PM ET
By Jay Jaffe | Baseball Prospectus
Albert Pujols/Zack Greinke/Joe MauerGetty ImagesAlbert Pujols, Zack Greinke and Joe Mauer all mounted elite campaigns by any measurement.

Despite a dearth of stretch-drive drama, the 2009 season has been full of thrills and chills. While the ability to appreciate them certainly doesn't require an overt appreciation of statistics, what follows are five highlights and five lowlights of a particularly sabermetric bent (all stats through Wednesday):

Highs