Lietz Hands out Awards & Provides stat-based facts from the 2011 Classic

As promised, here is what the Chief Scientist put together prior to the last podcast.

Seph’s Data

# Advantage: Left-handed batters Proven by science.

  • Left-handed batters have an advantage at the plate that is strictly due to the easy path to Home Runs.
  • All lefties outperform all righties in: AB/HR, Slugging Percentage, and Isolated Power. These are all stats that are very dependent on Home Runs.
  • So, you might say, “maybe we just have four really good left-handed hitters”. 

Let’s look at some stats that are somewhat-to-mostly independent of Home Runs.

  • BA: 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th
  • OBP: 1st, 2nd, 9th, 10th
  • BABIP: 2nd, 3rd, 14th, 16th
  • CR: 1st, 5th, 8th, 14th

## Average left-handed batter vs. average right-handed batter            

More HR Dependent <—————————————> Less HR Dependent            

ISO         AB/HR       SLG         BA          OBP         BABIP       CR    

Left    0.750       4.0         1.250       0.462       0.478       0.298       0.955    

Right   0.323       9.3         0.685       0.350       0.363       0.291       0.937

# Random

  • No triples in 2011. Is a triple even possible?
  • For the first time in the stat era, we had a team both score and give up the most runs per game: Golden Corral scored and gave up around 7 runs per game.
  • Overall, Geoff had the second best tournament at the plate, but it was almost entirely due to a single phenominal game. (see Best Performances)
  • Endsley struck out 6 of 27 batters (6 IP) in Game 1 of the championship series; he also struck out at least one batter in 8 of 9 games.
  • Spence struck out 4 of 17 (3 IP) against Carbon Sock Print, but gave up 7 runs including 4 HRs.
  • Fielding: By far the worst, Cinderella Men (BABIP: 0.396); Kill Yourself probably the best.
  • I would have guessed that Contact Rate would be a good indicator of general performance at the plate. It isn’t.
  • Only one relief appearance (James) – You really got your money’s worth if you were on a good team last year: Matt Warnes went to the plate 63 times. In contrast, James got 21 plate appearances.

# Best Single Game Performances

  • Geoff vs. Golden Corral: 6-6, 2B, 4 HR, 5 RBI, 5 R
  • Jed vs. The House: 7-7, 2B, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 6 R
  • Chris Shoemaker vs. Golden Corral: 6-8, 4 HR, 7 RBI, 5 R
  • Spence vs. The House: 8-11, 3 2B, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 6 R
  • Jaime vs. Tiger Blood: 4-7, 1 BB, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 3 R
  • Endsley vs. The House: 4 IP, 2 H (1B), 2 BB, 0 ER, 1 R
  • Endsley vs. Carbon Sock Print: 4 IP, 4 H, 1K, 1 ER, 1 R
  • Dude vs. Tiger Blood: 4 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 R
  • Endsley vs. The House: 6 IP, 9 H, 0 BB, 6 K, 6 R, 6 ER
  • James vs. Tiger Blood: 1.2 perfect innings

# 18th Annual (2011) BJA Classic Awards

  • MVP: Chris Shoemaker
  • Cy Young: Matt Endsley
  • Hank Aaron: Spence
  • Silver Slugger: Spence (P), Jed (OF), Jaime (OF)
  • Rolaids Relief Man: James
  • Comeback Player of the Year: Chris Shoemaker
  • Roberto Clemente: Greg Presson (for being a good son and skipping the tournament to help out his Mom)
  • Championship MVP: Jed
  • Kirk Gibson (playing while injured): Jed
  • John Einhorn (most innings pitched): Dude
  • Joe Sewell (no strikeouts): Derek Mayfield, Spence, Jeff Cain
  • Willie Keeler (highest BABIP): Seph
  • Eddie Murray (sacrifice flies): Shane Gentry, Spence



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2 responses to “Lietz Hands out Awards & Provides stat-based facts from the 2011 Classic

  1. This is really award winning stuff in my opinion.

  2. sephlietz

    Do I always look that handsome?

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