Thursday, January 10, 2019

Players who led their league in OPS+ at least 4 straight years since 1900

Players who led their league in OPS+ at least 4 straight years since 1900

Mike Trout
Barry Bonds
Mike Schmidt
Mickey Mantle
Babe Ruth
Rogers Hornsby
Ty Cobb

Trout has done it the last 4 years. Some of the guys above did it more than 4 straight. Cobb did it 9 straight. Some guys had more than one streak (Ruth, Bonds)

Players who did it 3 straight.

Albert Pujols
Willie McCovey
Frank Robinson
Gavvy Cravath
Honus Wagner

I think I got everyone. Here is the leader list at Baseball Reference

https://www.baseball-reference.com/leaders/onbase_plus_slugging_plus_leagues.shtml

Monday, January 7, 2019

How batters hit in wins and losses, 2009-2018

I used the Baseball Reference Play Index to find all the players who had 1,250+ PAs in both wins and losses from 2009-2018. There were 229 players.

The biggest differential (.402) belonged to Josh Donaldson who had a 1.051 OPS in wins and a .649 OPS in losses. The smallest belonged (.090) to Alejandro De Aza who had a .774 OPS in wins and a .684 OPS in losses.

The correlation between OPS in wins and losses was .72.

Click here to see the data in Excel.