Getting Puigy – LAD OF leaderboard <= age 25

With Puig entering his age 26 season, I wanted to take a look at how he looked among the LAD outfield leaderboard for his age. Using the data from the Baseball Reference play index the following tables are for LAD outfielders 25 or younger.

The hit table has Puig number six, just eight above Mike Marshall, and a good 52 below Raul Mondesi whom he’s often compared too. Tommy Davis fresh off his dynamite 1962/1963 seasons is the hit king leader. Matt Kemp made a good show for 3rd place.

Player From To Age H
Tommy Davis 1959 1964 20-25 799
Willie Davis 1960 1965 20-25 724
Matt Kemp 2006 2010 21-25 645
Bill Buckner 1969 1975 19-25 644
Raul Mondesi 1993 1996 22-25 499
Yasiel Puig 2013 2016 22-25 447
Mike Marshall 1981 1985 21-25 439
Willie Crawford 1964 1972 17-25 377
Frank Howard 1958 1962 21-25 355
Todd Hollandsworth 1995 1998 22-25 283

How about home runs?  Matt Kemp has the lead in Home Runs. Willie Davis just beats out Kemp for the lead in Doubles, and the 3-Dog leads in triples. Puig is 7th in Home Runs.

Player 2B 3B HR
Matt Kemp 107 24 89
Tommy Davis 97 20 83
Mike Marshall 77 3 71
Frank Howard 51 11 71
Raul Mondesi 93 22 70
Willie Davis 109 35 66
Yasiel Puig 84 16 57
Willie Crawford 61 21 40
Bill Buckner 93 10 31
Todd Hollandsworth 54 10 24

How about OPS? Hondo Howard makes his appearance on top of the leaderboard. Puig just nudges out Mondesi for 2nd place.

Player BA OBP SLG OPS
Frank Howard 0.282 0.333 0.51 0.843
Yasiel Puig 0.287 0.361 0.472 0.833
Raul Mondesi 0.295 0.331 0.501 0.832
Matt Kemp 0.285 0.336 0.472 0.808
Mike Marshall 0.275 0.334 0.46 0.793
Tommy Davis 0.304 0.338 0.451 0.79
Willie Crawford 0.252 0.33 0.401 0.731
Todd Hollandsworth 0.269 0.32 0.408 0.728
Willie Davis 0.267 0.304 0.406 0.709
Bill Buckner 0.286 0.317 0.377 0.694

So that is how Puig has done so far at age 25.

As we head into 2017, he is heading into his age 26 season. What does he need to do to move up the leaderboards? It will be a tall task because Matt Kemp went off at age 26, as did Howard, and Mondesi.  Matt Kemp now has a 28 point home run lead over Mondesi. Puig should pass Willie Davis and hopefully Ron Fairly. If he notches 26 or more he can catch Tommy Davis, and if Puig does that, Dodger fans will be partying in October.

Player 2B 3B HR
Matt Kemp 140 28 128
Raul Mondesi 135 27 100
Frank Howard 67 12 99
Mike Marshall 88 3 90
Tommy Davis 98 21 83
Willie Davis 140 41 77
Ron Fairly 111 19 62
Yasiel Puig 84 16 57
Willie Crawford 87 23 54
Pedro Guerrero 55 9 53
Andre Ethier 90 14 44
Bill Buckner 121 14 38
Todd Hollandsworth 66 12 33

How about age 26 OPS? Hey look, a Pedro Guerrero sighting. Oh man, did Pedro go off at age 26.  Maybe the best age 26 season ever for a LAD outfielder.  Until you see what Matt Kemp did at age 26. Wow, I may have to do an age 26 look, these guys were banging. Pedro, Kemp, Mondesi all put up a plus .900 OPS at age 26. Frank Howard wasn’t dicking around, his age 26 OPS of .848 in 1963 was good for an OPS+ of 150. I guess I know what I’ll be writing about next.

Player BA OBP SLG OPS
Pedro Guerrero 0.305 0.366 0.502 0.868
Raul Mondesi 0.299 0.339 0.511 0.85
Matt Kemp 0.294 0.35 0.496 0.846
Andre Ethier 0.299 0.364 0.482 0.846
Frank Howard 0.28 0.332 0.512 0.844
Yasiel Puig 0.287 0.361 0.472 0.833
Tommy Davis 0.303 0.337 0.448 0.785
Mike Marshall 0.268 0.328 0.456 0.784
Ron Fairly 0.27 0.361 0.402 0.763
Willie Crawford 0.262 0.346 0.413 0.759
Todd Hollandsworth 0.272 0.325 0.416 0.741
Willie Davis 0.27 0.303 0.406 0.709
Bill Buckner 0.289 0.319 0.38 0.699

 

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