Stat-urday, 5/23/2020


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Manny Ramirez with the Rhinos in 2013. Photo by P5693852 via Wikipedia.

Its nearly the end of May and we still have no baseball in the United States. Fortunately, we do have daily broadcasts of the Chinese Professional Baseball League and the Korea Baseball Organization. So, now all we need is some stats to study.

Fortunately, Sports Reference has updated their stats on the CPBL going back to its first season in 1990. (If you’re looking for the history of the KBO, those stats are also on Baseball Reference.) For example, if you want to learn more about the 2013 CPBL season, when Manny Ramirez appeared in 49 games for the EDA Rhinos, you can get all the stats you want, including the league batting leagues for the season:

 

Rk Name Age Tm G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
1 Yi-Quan Lin 27 EDA 113 462 417 66 149 26 0 18 79 4 5 38 42 0.357 0.409 0.549 0.958
2 Manny Ramirez 41 EDA 49 206 182 24 64 13 0 8 43 0 0 21 21 0.352 0.422 0.555 0.977
3 Kuo Hui Lo 27 EDA 102 398 357 60 125 31 2 14 65 5 3 34 45 0.350 0.411 0.566 0.976
4 Chin-lung Hu 29 EDA 99 414 393 71 135 27 3 5 38 12 1 15 24 0.344 0.368 0.466 0.834
5 Hong-Yu Lin 27 LNW 112 454 402 68 138 22 2 12 73 2 0 34 79 0.343 0.407 0.498 0.905
6 Chih-Sheng Lin 31 LNW 48 191 164 31 56 13 2 5 29 10 2 23 25 0.341 0.424 0.537 0.961
7 Zong-Nan Lin 31 EDA 72 275 241 37 77 13 2 1 30 6 4 22 31 0.320 0.378 0.402 0.781
8 Zheng-Min Peng 34 BTH 116 469 403 60 128 25 0 10 74 15 6 60 63 0.318 0.409 0.454 0.863
9 Si-Qi Zhou* 31 BTH 105 443 399 49 126 24 3 8 54 6 0 34 57 0.316 0.370 0.451 0.821
10 Yung-Chi Chen 29 UPR 101 433 385 71 121 17 2 9 51 18 2 40 46 0.314 0.376 0.439 0.815
11 Xiu-Yan Kuo 27 LNW 60 223 204 19 64 4 2 1 26 3 2 10 25 0.314 0.342 0.368 0.710
12 Zhao-Xing Zheng 36 EDA 100 350 319 35 100 21 0 0 38 3 2 19 28 0.313 0.351 0.379 0.730
13 Zhi-Gang Kao 32 UPR 90 316 284 47 88 15 0 1 30 5 2 22 38 0.310 0.366 0.373 0.739
14 Zhi-Wei Deng 24 UPR 106 398 370 52 114 29 2 10 59 1 1 25 72 0.308 0.357 0.478 0.835
15 Zhi-Xiang Lin 26 UPR 99 388 351 48 108 10 3 1 50 23 7 24 38 0.308 0.352 0.362 0.714
16 Zheng-Wei Zhang* 26 BTH 98 433 402 50 124 15 3 0 32 16 7 21 40 0.308 0.350 0.361 0.710
17 Xuan-Ren Xie* 27 LNW 75 212 186 25 56 6 0 0 19 17 4 20 30 0.301 0.373 0.333 0.707
18 Wux-Iong Pan* 32 UPR 74 287 253 32 76 13 1 2 43 4 1 33 36 0.300 0.383 0.383 0.767
19 Kuo-Qing Kao 34 UPR 112 447 418 53 123 19 0 6 46 3 0 24 64 0.294 0.331 0.383 0.714
20 Chin-Feng Chen 35 LNW 49 186 167 19 49 12 2 6 23 0 2 13 40 0.293 0.349 0.497 0.846
21 Tai-Shan Chang 36 UPR 119 501 470 58 136 31 1 9 90 1 1 22 53 0.289 0.323 0.417 0.740
22 Da-Hong Zheng 32 EDA 107 345 304 54 88 18 3 0 32 17 4 25 37 0.289 0.351 0.368 0.719
23 Jian-Yu Kuo 28 BTH 101 401 368 38 106 7 3 0 24 8 8 23 73 0.288 0.331 0.323 0.654
24 Zhi-Ping Lin 28 LNW 101 382 343 45 98 14 2 0 30 12 5 31 48 0.286 0.347 0.338 0.686
25 Jun-Hui Chen 32 UPR 51 138 129 20 36 6 0 4 17 1 0 3 27 0.279 0.319 0.419 0.737

Happy Stat-urday!

~ baseballrebecca

Stat-urday, 5/16/2020


Since its Asian Pacific Heritage Month and all week long I’ve been telling you about Korean baseball players in Major League Baseball, today I thought I’d share some more stats and info about those players. The table below includes their age when they made their MLB debut, the number of MLB games they played during their careers, and the approximate years number of years they spent in Major League Baseball. I’ve also included info on the MLB teams they played for as well as their pre-MLB and post-MLB teams.

Happy Stat-urday!

~ baseballrebecca

Player Age at MLB Debut MLB Games Approx. Years in MLB Pre-MLB Team(s) MLB Team(s) Post-MLB Team(s)
Chan-ho Park 20 years, 282 days 479 17 none Dodgers (1994–2001, 2008), Rangers (2002-05), Padres (2005-06), Mets (2007), Phillies (2009), Yankees (2010), Pirates (2010) Orix Buffaloes (Japan) (2011), Hanwha Eagles (2012)
Jin-ho Cho 22 years, 323 days 13 1 none Boston Red Sox (1998-99) SK Wyverns (2003), Samsung Lions (2008-09); coach for Samsung Lions (2014-present)
Byung-hyun Kim 20 years, 128 days 394 9 none Diamondbacks (1999-2003, 2007), Red Sox (2003-04), Rockies (2005-07), Marlins (2007) Nexen Heroes (2012-13), Kia Tigers (2014-15)
Sang-hoon Lee 29 years, 110 days 9 0.5 LG Twins (1993-97), Chunichi Dragons (1998-99) Red Sox (2000) LG Twins (2002-03), SK Wyverns (2004)
Sun-woo Kim 23 years, 284 days 118 6 none Red Sox (2001-02), Expos/Nats (2002-05), Rockies (2005-06), Reds (2006) Doosan Bears (2008-13), LG Twins (2014)
Jung-keun Bong 21 years, 282 days 49 2 none Braves (2002-03), Reds (2004) LG Twins (2007-18)
Jae-weong Seo 25 years, 58 days 123 5 none Mets (2002-05), Dodgers (2006), Rays (2006-07) Kia Tigers (2008-15)
Hee-seop Choi 23 years, 171 days 363 4 none Cubs (2002-03), Marlins (2004), Dodgers (2004-05) Kia Tigers (2007-15)
Cha-seung Baek 24 years, 71 days 61 4 none Mariners (2004, 2006-08), Padres (2008) Signed with Orix Buffaloes 11/14/11, but did not play any games in 2012; released 10/5/12
Dae-sung Koo 35 years, 245 days 33 1 Binggrae Eagles/Hanwha Eagles (1993-2000), Orix BlueWave (2001-04) Mets (2005) Hanwha Eagles (2006-10), Sydney Blue Sox (2010-15); coach with Sydney Blue Sox (2016-17), manager with Geelong-Korea (2018-present)
Shin-soo Choo 22 years, 282 days 15+ none Mariners (2005-06), Indians (2006-12, Reds (2013), Rangers (2014-present) N/A
Jae-kuk Ryu 22 years, 349 days 28 2 none Cubs (2006), Rays (2007-08) LG Twins (2013-present)
Hyun-jin Ryu 26 years, 8 days 6+ Hanwha Eagles (2006-12) Dodgers (2013-14, 2016-19), Blue Jays (2020) N/A
Chang-yong Lim 37 years, 95 days 6 0.1 Haitai Tigers (1995-98), Samsung Lions (1999-2007), Tokyo Yakult Swallows (2008-12) Cubs (2013) Samsung Lions (2014-15), Kia Tigers (2016-18)
Jung-ho Kang 28 years, 3 days 297 3.5 Hyundai Unicorns (2006-07), Nexen Heroes (2008-14) Pirates (2015-16, 2018-19) none
Seung-hwan Oh 33 years, 263 days 232 4 Samsung Lions (2005-13), Hanshin Tigers (2014-15) Cardinals (2016-17), Blue Jays (2018), Rockies (2018-19) none
Dae-ho Lee 33 years, 288 days 104 1 Lotte Giants (2001-11), Orix Buffaloes (2012-13), Fukuoka SoftBank Hanks (2014-15) Mariners (2016) Lotte Giants (2017-present)
Byung-ho Park 29 years, 269 days 62 0.25 LG Twins (2005-06, 2009-11), Nexen Heroes (2011-15) Twins (2016) Nexen/Kiwoom Heroes (2018-present)
Ji-man Choi 24 years, 322 days 4+ none Angels (2016), Yankees (2017), Brewers (2018), Rays (2018-present) N/A
Hyun-soo Kim 28 years, 89 days 191 2 Doosan Bears (2006-15) Orioles (2016-17), Phillies (2017) LG Twins (2018-present)
Jae-gyun Hwang 29 years, 335 days 18 0.2 Hyundai Unicorns (2007), Nexen Heroes (2008-10), Lotte Giants (2010-17) Giants (2017) KT Wiz (2018-present)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stat-urday, 5/9/2020


Since many of are watching Korea Baseball Organization games on ESPN, I thought I’d focus on KBO stats today. There are a few places you can get up-to-date stats on the league, including the KBO website, Baseball Reference, and My KBO. For example, you can easily find info on individual players – including those who have also played in the U.S. – at Baseball-Reference.com. Below are the stats from their site on my favorite Korean baseball player, Hyun Soo Kim:

Year Age Team League Gms PA AB R H HR RBI BA OBP SLG OPS
2006 18 Doosan KBO 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 19 Doosan KBO 99 353 319 33 87 5 32 0.273 0.335 0.398 0.733
2008 20 Doosan KBO 126 557 470 83 168 9 89 0.357 0.454 0.509 0.963
2009 21 Doosan KBO 133 572 482 97 172 23 104 0.357 0.448 0.589 1.037
2010 22 Doosan KBO 132 565 473 88 150 24 89 0.317 0.414 0.531 0.945
2011 23 Doosan KBO 130 561 475 71 143 13 91 0.301 0.392 0.444 0.836
2012 24 Doosan KBO 122 491 437 47 127 7 65 0.291 0.358 0.382 0.741
2013 25 Doosan KBO 122 510 434 63 131 16 90 0.302 0.382 0.470 0.852
2014 26 Doosan KBO 125 528 463 75 149 17 90 0.322 0.396 0.488 0.884
2015 27 Doosan KBO 141 630 512 103 167 28 121 0.326 0.438 0.541 0.979
2016 28 Baltimore MLB 95 346 305 36 92 6 22 0.302 0.382 0.420 0.801
2016 28 Bowie Eastern 2 7 7 1 2 1 2 0.286 0.286 0.714 1.000
2017 29 Baltimore MLB 56 141 125 11 29 1 10 0.232 0.305 0.288 0.593
2017 29 Philadelphia MLB 40 97 87 9 20 0 4 0.230 0.309 0.299 0.608
2018 30 LG KBO 117 511 453 95 164 20 101 0.362 0.415 0.589 1.004
2020 32 LG KBO 1 4 4 1 2 1 3 0.500 0.500 1.500 2.000
2019 31 LG KBO 140 595 526 75 160 11 82 0.304 0.370 0.437 0.807
MLB (2 seasons) 191 584 517 56 141 7 36 0.273 0.351 0.368 0.719
Minors (1 season) 2 7 7 1 2 1 2 0.286 0.286 0.714 1.000
Foreign (13 seasons) 1389 5878 5049 831 1620 174 957 0.321 0.403 0.493 0.896
All Levels (15 Seasons) 1582 6469 5573 888 1763 182 995 0.316 0.399 0.482 0.880

Happy Stat-urday!

~ baseballrebecca

 

 

Stat-urday, 5/2/2020


Earlier this week, we celebrated the 32nd anniversary of the Baltimore’s worst start in history. The 1988 Orioles went 0-21 in their first 21 games. Here are some stats about those games:

Date Opp O’s Runs Opponent Runs Winning Pitcher Losing Pitcher Save Time Attendance
1 Apr 4 MIL 0 12 Higuera Boddicker 2:58 52,395
2 Apr 6 MIL 1 3 Bosio Morgan 2:14 13,487
3 Apr 8 @ CLE 0 3 Bailes Thurmond 2:22 53,738
4 Apr 9 @ CLE 1 12 Candiotti Boddicker 3:05 16,401
5 Apr 10 @ CLE 3 6 Yett McGregor Schatzeder 2:57 19,560
6 Apr 11 @ CLE 2 7 Swindell Morgan 2:19 15,816
7 Apr 12 KCR 1 6 Gubicza Peraza 2:57 11,180
8 Apr 13 KCR 3 9 Bannister Thurmond 2:58 12,027
9 Apr 14 KCR 3 4 Saberhagen Boddicker Garber 2:40 13,005
10 Apr 15 CLE 2 3 Yett McGregor Jones 2:57 13,215
11 Apr 16 CLE 0 1 Swindell Schmidt Jones 3:12 13,625
12 Apr 17 CLE 1 4 Farrell Peraza Schatzeder 2:36 20,837
13 Apr 19 @ MIL 5 9 Nieves Thurmond Crim 2:54 7,414
14 Apr 20 @ MIL 6 8 Wegman Boddicker Plesac 3:13 7,284
15 Apr 21 @ MIL 1 7 Bosio McGregor 2:35 7,749
16 Apr 22 @ KCR 1 13 Gubicza Morgan 2:30 34,482
17 Apr 23 @ KCR 3 4 Power Sisk 2:37 23,564
18 Apr 24 @ KCR 1 3 Saberhagen Thurmond 2:24 25,526
19 Apr 26 @ MIN 2 4 Viola Morgan Reardon 2:40 21,172
20 Apr 27 @ MIN 6 7 Berenguer Scherrer Atherton 3:14 17,757
21 Apr 28 @ MIN 2 4 Anderson Boddicker Portugal 2:57 23,006

Happy Stat-urday!

~ baseballrebecca

 

 

 

Stat-urday, 4/25/2020


Connie Marrero 1950s.JPGConrado “Connie” Eugenio Marrero Ramos was born on this date in 1911 in Sagua la Grande, Cuba. After playing for local teams, he joined the Cienfuegos team in Cuba around the age of 26.  He also played in the Cuban winter leagues. In 1947, Marrero joined the Havana Cubans, a minor league affiliate of the Washington Senators. He made his Major League debut with the Senators seventy years ago – on April 21, 1950. He played for the Senators for five years before returning to Cuba. In 1955 he joined the Havana Sugar Kings, then affiliated with Cincinnati. Connie Marrero passed away in Havana on April 23, 2014, two days shy of his 103rd birthday.

Check out Marrero’s stats below:

Year Team League Level W L W-L% ERA Games Games Started Complete Games Saves Innings Pitched
1947 WSH-min C 25 6 0.806 1.66 40       271
1948 WSH-min C 20 11 0.645 1.67 35       264
1949 WSH-min B 25 8 0.758 1.53 35       258
1950 WSH AL 6 10 0.375 4.50 27 19 8 1 152
1951 WSH AL 11 9 0.550 3.90 25 25 16 0 187
1952 WSH AL 11 8 0.579 2.88 22 22 16 0 184.1
1953 WSH AL 8 7 0.533 3.03 22 20 10 2 145.2
1954 WSH AL 3 6 0.333 4.75 22 8 1 0 66.1
1955 CIN-min AAA 7 3 0.700 2.69 16 16 5   87
1956 CIN-min AAA 3 1 0.750 3.40 15 4 0   45
1957 CIN-min AAA 0 0     3        
5 Yrs 39 40 0.494 3.67 118 94 51 3 735.1
162 Game Avg. 13 13 0.494 3.67 38 30 16 1 236

Happy Stat-urday!

~ baseballrebecca

 

 

 

Stat-urday, 4/18/2020


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National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Photo by Kenneth C. Zirkel via Wikipedia.

Yesterday, I posted some short videos of exhibits at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. That made me wonder, how many people visit the Hall of Fame in person every year? Check out some stats about the Baseball Hall of Fame:

  • Years in existence: 84 (first elections held in 1936)
  • Years in current building: 81 (opened in 1939)
  • Annual visitors: 260,000
  • Collection size:
    • 40,000 artifacts
    • 250,000 photographs
    • 14,000 sound recordings and films
    • 140,000 baseball cards
    • 3 million library items (including newspaper clippings and photos)
  • People elected to the Hall of Fame: 333
    • 234 Major League Baseball players
    • 35 Negro League players, executives, and managers
    • 10 umpires
    • 36 pioneers, executives, and organizers

Happy Stat-urday!

~ baseballrebecca

 

 

 

Stat-urday, 4/4/2020


Needing stats while in this non-baseball time? I recently stumbled upon an actual, updated page on MLB.com for the “Offseason Leagues.” It appears to have been reorganized with team by team stats for players in the Arizona Fall League, Caribbean Leagues, and the Australian Baseball League. Here is a snapshot of the info for the Orioles’ players participating in those leagues in 2019 and early 2020:

BATTERS CLUB LEAGUE AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI OBP SLG OPS
Alberto, Hanser GIG LIDOM 0.322 43 171 16 55 9 0 1 16 0.366 0.392 0.758
Canelo, Malquin TOR LIDOM 0.256 19 43 6 11 1 0 0 2 0.319 0.279 0.598
Cervenka, Martin GDD AFL 0.212 14 52 6 11 4 0 1 9 0.241 0.346 0.587
Clare, Chris PER ABL 0.283 32 113 31 32 11 0 0 15 0.383 0.381 0.764
Feliz, Anderson TOR LIDOM 0.164 26 67 2 11 0 1 0 4 0.211 0.194 0.405
McKenna, Ryan GDD AFL 0.344 17 61 16 21 6 3 1 9 0.474 0.590 1.064
Reyes, Jomar LIC LIDOM 0.000 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000
Rifaela, Ademar TOR LIDOM 1.000 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Santander, Anthony ARA LVBP 0.251 53 183 23 46 13 2 5 24 0.322 0.426 0.748
Vielma, Engelb ZUL LVBP 0.235 5 17 1 4 0 0 0 0 0.235 0.235 0.471
Vielma, Engelb ARA LVBP 0.214 5 14 1 3 0 0 0 2 0.214 0.214 0.429
Vielma, Engelb 0.226 10 31 2 7 0 0 0 2 0.226 0.226 0.452
Wilkerson, Stevie GDD AFL 0.282 20 71 8 20 4 0 0 9 0.372 0.338 0.710
Xu, Guiyuan AKL ABL 0.264 35 91 11 24 5 0 0 10 0.343 0.319 0.662
PITCHERS CLUB LEAGUE W L ERA G GS CG SHO SV SVO IP
Almengo, Diogenes ESC LIDOM 4 1 3.04 22 0 0 0 0 3 26.2
Araujo, Pedro AGU LIDOM 2 1 2.79 8 0 0 0 0 0 9.2
Chleborad, Tanner GDD AFL 1 1 1.46 10 0 0 0 0 0 12.1
Erwin, Tyler GDD AFL 0 1 5.40 11 0 0 0 0 2 10
Flaa, Jay GDD AFL 0 1 4.50 11 0 0 0 0 0 12
Gonzalez, Luis EST LIDOM 0 2 #### 9 0 0 0 0 0 7
Grover, Taylor ARA LVBP 0 0 #### 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Infante, Gregory LAG LVBP 2 2 3.86 25 0 0 0 11 12 21
Jimenez, Francisco TOR LIDOM 2 0 2.84 5 0 0 0 0 0 6.1
Lee, Chris GDD AFL 1 1 3.05 6 6 0 0 0 0 20.2
Rodriguez, Yelin CAR PWL 0 0 #### 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
Ysla, Luis MAR LVBP 2 2 4.50 13 8 0 0 0 0 36

There are more stats on the site to study and play with!

Happy Stat-urday!

~ baseballrebecca