Monday, April 4, 2011

AL On Record Power Pace

Just checked at Baseball Reference and so far the league SLG is .449. That would break the record for a whole league of .448 set by the NL in 1930. The AL has an ISO of .184. That would break the record the AL set in 1996 of .168. The Rangers have a .775 SLG with a .442 ISO. The Blue Jays have an ISO of .283, the Angels .239 and the Yankees .210.


Phil Birnbaum said...

Small sample size?

Cyril Morong said...

Well, jeez, now that you mention it, I guess it is. But if the trend continues I can say I was the first to see it, so I had to weigh that benefit against the risk of being accused of small sample size. It looked like a good risk so I rolled the dice. I'm willing to face the consequences and take the heat just like people who complain that GE did not pay any corporate income taxes.

Cyril Morong said...

And last year on May 31 I started talking about the Blue Jays breaking the ISO record, which they did