Stat-urday, 3/10/2018

North Pole High School

Last week we looked at the stats for Major Leaguers who went to college. This week, we turn our attention to high school baseball. Baseball Reference has a state-by-state  list of high schools with which you can find a high school and see who went there. You can also look at each school’s rankings and determine the school with the highest number of players or even Hall of Famers. For example, who attended North Pole High School in Alaska and went on to play professional baseball? (Hint: its not Santa Claus.) Christopher Aure went to NPHS and was drafted by the Pirates in 2008. He spent two seasons playing of the Gulf Coast League Pirates. LHP Aure had a 3-2 record with a 3.90 ERA in 2008 and went 0-0 in 3 games in 2009 with a 1.69 ERA.


So, who went to your high school?

~ baseballrebecca


Stat-urday, 3/3/2018

Heep-Seop Choi, 2005 (courtesy of Wikipedia)

Ever wonder where your favorite MLB players went to college? Or if any MLB players went to your college? For example, if you want to know who went to Korea University and made it to the big leagues, all you have to do is go to the Baseball Almanac’s College Baseball page. At that site you can click on any college listed, see which major leaguers went to school there, and get stats on those players.

So, who went to Korea University? None other than Hee-Seop Choi, who played for the Cubs, Marlins, and Dodgers between 2002 and 2005. This left-handed hitter played in 363 games in his four year career with a batting average of .240. For more stats, check out the Baseball Almanac.

Who went to your college?


~ baseballrebecca

Stat-urday, 2/3/2018

Estadio Latinoamericano in Havana, Cuba, shown here in 2005, was the site of the 1949 Serie del Caribe. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia. 

The first Serie del Caribe was held in February 1949 in Havana, Cuba. During the series, the Cuban team was undefeated, and the Puerto Rican team won only one game. Al Gionfriddo, who’d played in the Brooklyn Dodger’s minor league system in 1948, led the series with a .533 batting average. Monte Irvin was the series home run leader with 2 home runs and 11 RBIs. LHP Agapito Mayor was the series MVP with a record of 3-0. All three players played for the Cuban team from Almendares.

Where did all this great information come from? Just a few clicks on the Baseball Reference web page! Check out more Caribbean Series stats at

~ baseballrebecca





Stat-urday, 1/6/2018

Stat-urday with the Baseball Sociologist returns! With the beginning of baseball season for the Professional Baseball League of Puerto Rico, I wanted to share two important sites for relevant data:171004164139-getty-puerto-rico-flag-house-brought-down-by-hurricane-full-169_0

(1) – This website provides a wealth of information on the current stats and status of a variety of services in Puerto Rico, such as the status of health centers and the number of schools currently operational. It also shows progress toward various goals. In particular, the page for Puerto Rico Se Levanta provides stats for various businesses and services and how things have changed since September.

(2) – MLB’s page on Caribbean Baseball and Winter Leagues provides a variety of types of data for la Liga de Beisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente and other leagues. You can search by type of stats and year.

~ baseballrebecca


Stat-urday, 7/22/2017

venezuela_flagSince we’ve been looking at Venezuela for the past week, I thought I’d provide an overview of Venezuelan-born players (as compiled from Baseball Reference):

Total Number of Players from Venezuela: 369
Current No. of Players from Venezuela: 97
Total Games Played by Venezuelan Players: 118,274
Total At-Bats: 331,646
Total Hits: 88,033
Total Home Runs: 7,337
Total RBI: 38, 347
Combined Batting Average: 0.265

The current players from Venezuela are listed below.

Happy Stat-urday!

~ baseballrebecca

Player Name Debut Birthplace
Ehire Adrianza 2013 Guarenas, Miranda
Jesus Aguilar 2014 Maracay, Aragua
Jose Altuve 2011 Puerto Cabello, Carabobo
Jose Alvarado 2017 Maracaibo, Zulia
Jose Alvarez 2013 Barcelona, Anzoategui
Alexi Amarista 2011 Barcelona, Anzoategui
Elvis Andrus 2009 Maracay, Aragua
Orlando Arcia 2016 Anaco, Anzoategui
Carlos Asuaje 2016 Barquisimeto, Lara
Luis Avilan 2012 Caracas, Distrito Federal
Franklin Barreto 2017 Caracas, Distrito Federal
Andres Blanco 2004 Urama, Carabobo
Gregor Blanco 2008 Caracas, Distrito Federal
Silvino Bracho 2015 Maracaibo, Zulia
Asdrubal Cabrera 2007 Puerto La Cruz, Anzoategui
Miguel Cabrera 2003 Maracay, Aragua
Leonel Campos 2014 Valera, Trujillo
Carlos Carrasco 2009 Barquisimeto, Lara
Ezequiel Carrera 2011 Guiria, Sucre
Francisco Cervelli 2008 Valencia, Carabobo
Jhoulys Chacin 2009 Maracaibo, Zulia
Robinson Chirinos 2011 Punto Fijo, Falcon
Willson Contreras 2016 Puerto Cabello, Carabobo
William Cuevas 2016 Caracas, Distrito Federal
Elias Diaz 2015 Maracaibo, Zulia
Jairo Diaz 2014 Puerto La Cruz, Anzoategui
Alcides Escobar 2008 La Sabana, Vargas
Eduardo Escobar 2011 Villa de Cura, Aragua
Wilmer Flores 2013 Valencia, Carabobo
Freddy Galvis 2012 Punto Fijo, Falcon
Avisail Garcia 2012 Anaco, Anzoategui
Jeanmar Gomez 2010 Caracas, Distrito Federal
Carlos Gonzalez 2008 Maracaibo, Zulia
Marwin Gonzalez 2012 Puerto Ordaz, Bolivar
Juan Graterol 2016 Maracay, Aragua
Deolis Guerra 2015 San Felix, Bolivar
Junior Guerra 2015 San Felix, Bolivar
Franklin Gutierrez 2005 Caracas, Distrito Federal
Cesar Hernandez 2013 Valencia, Carabobo
Felix Hernandez 2005 Valencia, Carabobo
Gorkys Hernandez 2012 Guiria, Sucre
Odubel Herrera 2015 San Jose, Anzoategui
Ronald Herrera 2017 Maracay, Aragua
Ender Inciarte 2014 Maracaibo, Zulia
Greg Infante 2010 Caracas, Distrito Federal
Arcenio Leon 2017 Maracaibo, Zulia
Sandy Leon 2012 Maracaibo, Zuila
Jose Lobaton 2009 Acarigua, Portuguesa
Dixon Machado 2015 San Cristobal, Tachira
Jean Machi 2012 El Tigre, Anzoategui
German Marquez 2016 San Felix, Bolivar
Jose Martinez 2016 La Guaira, Vargas
Victor Martinez 2002 Ciudad Bolivar, Bolivar
Miguel Montero 2006 Caracas, Distrito Federal
Diego Moreno 2015 Higuerote, Miranda
Omar Narvaez 2016 Maracay, Aragua
Rougned Odor 2014 Maracaibo, Zulia
Jose Osuna 2017 Trujillo, Trujillo
Eduardo Paredes 2017 Valera, Trujillo
Gerardo Parra 2009 Santa Barbara, Zulia
David Peralta 2014 Valencia, Carabobo
Jose Peraza 2015 Barinas, Barinas
Carlos Perez 2015 Valencia, Carabobo
Hernan Perez 2012 Villa de Cura, Aragua
Martin Perez 2012 Guanare, Portuguesa
Salvador Perez 2011 Valencia, Carabobo
Yusmeiro Petit 2006 Maracaibo, Zulia
Manny Pina 2011 Barquisimeto, Lara
Ricardo Pinto 2017 Guacara, Carabobo
Jose Pirela 2014 Valera, Trujillo
Martin Prado 2006 Maracay, Aragua
Edubray Ramos 2016 Caracas, Distrito Federal
Wilson Ramos 2010 Valencia, Carabobo
Felipe Rivero 2015 San Felipe, Yaracuy
Eduardo Rodriguez 2015 Valencia, Carabobo
Francisco Rodriguez 2002 Caracas, Distrito Federal
Miguel Rojas 2014 Los Teques, Miranda
Bruce Rondon 2013 Valencia, Carabobo
Hector Rondon 2013 Guatire, Miranda
Adrian Sanchez 2017 Maracaibo, Zulia
Anibal Sanchez 2006 Maracay, Aragua
Hector Sanchez 2011 Maracay, Aragua
Yolmer Sanchez 2014 Maracay, Aragua
Pablo Sandoval 2008 Puerto Cabello, Carabobo
Luis Sardinas 2014 Upata, Bolivar
Antonio Senzatela 2017 Valencia
Miguel Socolovich 2012 Caracas, Distrito Federal
Yangervis Solarte 2014 Valencia, Carabobo
Eugenio Suarez 2014 Puerto Ordaz, Bolivar
Jesus Sucre 2013 Cumana, Sucre
Tomas Telis 2014 El Tigre, Anzoategui
Luis Torrens 2017 Valencia
Jose Torres 2016 Caracas, Distrito Federal
Ronald Torreyes 2015 Libertador, Distrito Federal
Luis Valbuena 2008 Caja Seca, Zulia
Ildemaro Vargas 2017 Caripito, Monagas



Stat-urday, 4/13/17

This is a great infographic from the Orioles providing stats on the first 2,000 games played at Camden Yards: