WBC hitting leaders

DMZ · March 9, 2009 at 6:42 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Average: #? Chris Snelling, .600
On-base percentage: #16 (many-way tie), Chris Snelling, .667
Slugging percentage: #5, Chris Snelling, 1.800
Home runs: #1 (tie), Chris Snelling, 2
Total bases: #3 (tie), Chris Snelling, 9

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38 Responses to “WBC hitting leaders”

  1. xxtinynickxx on March 9th, 2009 6:55 am

    Doyle, The Myth The Man the WBC Legend………

  2. wabbles on March 9th, 2009 7:02 am

    [come on, really?]

  3. MER on March 9th, 2009 7:11 am

    At least we have Jose Lopez:
    On base %: #3 (tie) 0.875
    AVG.: #3 0.857
    OPS: #6 2.446
    Total bases: #1 (tie) 11

  4. terry on March 9th, 2009 7:26 am

    Who is this Chris Snelling guy and why can’t the Ms develop players like this?

  5. AdamN on March 9th, 2009 7:30 am

    Terry I don’t know you, but I hope you are being sarcastic. He was a player we did develop that was probably more injury prone than Griffey.

  6. Spanky on March 9th, 2009 7:30 am

    Snelling is the perfect WBC player. Great skills and ability. No MLB team worrying about him getting hurt. Short tournament so he might be able to survive it without a catastrophic ACL injury or needing a kidney transplant or having his arm fly off trying to throw someone out at home plate (emphasis on might) or any other number of freakish injuries that wouldn’t happen to anyone else.

    I’m sure some team will take a flyer on the guy after this!

  7. rlharr on March 9th, 2009 7:40 am

    But what I want to know is how Doyle is doing…

  8. msb on March 9th, 2009 7:52 am
  9. Mr. Egaas on March 9th, 2009 8:13 am

    Did you see the M’s/Aussie Team exhibition game though? I mean, I love Doyle, but he’s definitely packed on some pounds and surely can’t be great in the field.

  10. DMZ on March 9th, 2009 8:18 am

    Give the guy a break, how’s he supposed to exercise? That’ll come right off when he’s playing.

  11. TomTuttle on March 9th, 2009 8:29 am

    Average: #? Chris Snelling, .600
    On-base percentage: #16 (many-way tie), Chris Snelling, .667
    Slugging percentage: #5, Chris Snelling, 1.800
    Home runs: #1 (tie), Chris Snelling, 2
    Total bases: #3 (tie), Chris Snelling, 9

    I swear Derek, it’s almost as if you’re trying to tell us something, haha. . .

    I could definitely live with Snelling being a backup DH/left fielder/pinch hitter extraordinaire four us.

    Hey, who knows, maybe if you gave him a first basemen’s mitt he could play there too.

  12. Paul B on March 9th, 2009 8:36 am

    I was actually impressed with the Aussie hitters last night. They have several guys with some pop, albeit they may strike out quite a bit. And maybe it was just the Mexico pitchers having an off night, but the Aussies just seemed to run one thumper up to the plate after another.

  13. Grizz on March 9th, 2009 9:06 am

    How is it that Doyle has never played for the Padres?

    The Tacoma outfield appears full, but unless Bucky Jacobson, Greg Pirkl, or Brick Smith is making a comeback, there should be room for a DH.

  14. JH on March 9th, 2009 9:27 am

    Z needs to sign Doyle. Now. Minor league contract. Get it done.

  15. scott19 on March 9th, 2009 9:33 am

    How is it that Doyle has never played for the Padres?

    Or the Royals, for that matter — since they’re another team which also seems to collect ex-Mariners.

  16. joser on March 9th, 2009 10:25 am

    I can’t believe I didn’t watch the end of that game (when I left Oz was still down). Then again there were things I had to do so I didn’t really have any choice.

    Give the guy a break, how’s he supposed to exercise? That’ll come right off when he’s playing.

    He could work in the mines like one of his teammates did. ;)

    I sure hope Doyle finds a spot with somebody. The Phillies collect ex-M’s too. It’s kind of amazing how many different teams in the WBC have ex- or current (or in Aumont’s case, future) M’s on them.

  17. NODO Dweller on March 9th, 2009 10:58 am

    Doyle was with the Phillies last season, but for only 4 games…

  18. wabbles on March 9th, 2009 11:00 am

    I was being sarcastic about that ill-conceived trade. Anyway, he’s listed as a Phillie but Rotoworld has him as a free agent. Is Doyle available?

  19. NODO Dweller on March 9th, 2009 11:11 am

    yes

  20. sodomojojojo on March 9th, 2009 11:57 am

    apparently 4 games was enough to collect world series hardware.

  21. dingla on March 9th, 2009 12:21 pm

    AdamN wrote:

    Terry I don’t know you, but I hope you are being sarcastic. He was a player we did develop that was probably more injury prone than Griffey.

    was he really injury prone, (lets not forget)or was it not for his (or should i say the M’s third base coach) base running blunder, would he have gone on to not collect more injuries. Remember? It was during his first call up stretch with the M’s. As he was rounding third, the go ahead call was reversed, and after stopping to turn and run back to third…bye bye knee. Perhaps he is injury prone and thats why it happened. Then again, running full speed, stopping and digging in at a bad angle can screw anyone. I really like to think that if wasnt for that injury he’d still be with the M’s. And i believe more of his injuries after that were on the same knee…

    On another note, the crowd in the game between Korea and Japan is unbelievable.

  22. Soonerman22 on March 9th, 2009 12:25 pm

    Is Mexico that bad? That appears to be a really easy bracket.

    And no, I would have no issues bringing Snelling back to Tacoma and see if he can still make it there and possibly up to Seattle

    P.S. How much faith should we put in these stats for all these players? Kenji, Ichiro, Jose Lopez, Pudge Rodriguez, Miguel Olivo, etc.

  23. dingla on March 9th, 2009 12:26 pm

    He could work in the mines like one of his teammates did. ;)

    i love hearing how human some professional sport athletes are.

  24. Mat on March 9th, 2009 12:32 pm

    Is Mexico that bad?

    Probably not. I would be curious as to what the Foro Sol Stadium park factor is. The outfield seemed large and they’re at altitude–that’s an environment ripe for run-scoring.

    That said, South Africa may well be the worst team in the tournament so it wouldn’t be tough to argue that that’s the weakest bracket.

  25. Mike Snow on March 9th, 2009 12:38 pm

    How much faith should we put in these stats for all these players?

    None, really. You have to look at who they’re facing, and in pool play the good teams have maybe one opponent that has any quality pitching. When you consider that Miguel Olivo hit his home runs off a kid last seen pitching in the Sally League, and another guy essentially four years removed from pitching in the majors, it’s a little less meaningful. It’s kind of the approach you also have to take to spring training performances.

  26. joser on March 9th, 2009 2:12 pm

    Yeah, that stadium in Mexico City is some kind of launching pad. I don’t know its exact altitude, but the Mexico City airport is nearby and it’s at 7,316 ft, which another couple of thousand feet higher than Coors. I’m not sure if even a humidor could compensate for that. If Mexico ever joins the MLB it’s going to be an interesting problem.

  27. hans on March 9th, 2009 2:51 pm

    Mexico City may sit at high altitude… but think of the pollution. All that particulate matter has got to slow the ball down!

  28. idahowriter on March 9th, 2009 3:59 pm

    Doyleterbation

  29. Breadbaker on March 9th, 2009 4:55 pm

    The ball really looked to carry last night, that’s for sure. One of the Aussie hitters hit one that seemed like a routine fly ball and carried all the way over the wall in straightaway center (marked 407; surprising they use feet in Mexico) and then some. Doyle’s second homer (missed the first) was way, way out to left.

    Lopez played great last night, but in the first game he tried to stretch a double into a double and was out by ten feet on a great throw.

  30. msb on March 9th, 2009 5:41 pm

    was he really injury prone

    yes.

    “He lost part of his toe when his brother slammed his foot in a door at age 2, though doctors were able to sew it back on. He needed close to 100 stitches in his head to close a wound after he fell into a brick wall. He broke his arm jumping into an empty swimming pool as a teenager, and got more stitches when a friend tried to knock off his hat while they were playing miniature golf. The problem? He tried to use a putter–and connected with Snelling’s head.”

  31. Breadbaker on March 9th, 2009 6:33 pm

    A photograph of Doyle by Al Capp.

  32. Breadbaker on March 9th, 2009 8:06 pm

    Great moments in WBC announcing. “He lays down a perfect bunt, and it rolls foul.”

  33. TheImmortalAzcue on March 10th, 2009 6:14 am

    Snelling’s .600/.667/1.800 line came from 6 PA in a game that the Australian team scored 17 runs. The team had 5 guys with 3 or more hits. There are 7 guys on the roster slugging at least .600(!)

    Here’s the team hitting stats:

    http://mlb.mlb.com/wbc/2009/stats/index.jsp?grid=wbc_leader_hitting

    Four Words: Sample size and context.

  34. DMZ on March 10th, 2009 8:10 am

    Do you think we’re unaware of that?

  35. Kazinski on March 10th, 2009 11:58 am

    I think Doyle should be signed by an NL team, but not the M’s. Because of his health issues, he’d be a perfect left handed PH, and occasional outfielder. At least until he can prove that he can stay healthy and play the outfield regularly.

  36. Kazinski on March 10th, 2009 12:03 pm

    Azcue,
    If that sample size isn’t large enough for you then look at his MLB stats last year with the Phillies: .500/.500./1.500. That’s a pretty solid major league line.

  37. ppl on March 10th, 2009 10:33 pm

    Snelling coming back here would be excellent, but he will probably hook on somewhere else. He was atleast part of a rare good trade of the Bavasi era, Fruto & Snelling for Jose Guillen, it worked and Snelling has bounced all over since.

  38. TheImmortalAzcue on March 11th, 2009 10:06 am

    The top 6 hitting teams are now sporting a nifty 350/447/664 (1.110 OPS) slash line as a group. 8.4 runs/game. Wow. It’s gotta be that vicious AA curve!

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