Dodger leaderboards to watch in 2017

Based on the starts of several LAD here are some LAD leaderboards to keep an eye on.

Justin Turner has nine doubles, twenty-five hits, five HBP, and zero home runs while carrying a .900 OPS after eighty plate appearances.

Let’s take a look at the LAD historical Double leaderboard. Turner would extrapolate out to about 72 doubles.  He’ll probably end with 42.

Player            2B Year  SLG  OPS   Pos
Shawn Green       49 2003 .460 .814 *9/DH
Wes Parker        47 1970 .458 .850    *3
Shawn Green       44 2000 .472 .839 *9/H8
Steve Sax         43 1986 .441 .830  *4/H
Andre Ethier      42 2009 .508 .869  *9/H
Raul Mondesi      42 1997 .541 .901  *9/H
Adrian Gonzalez   41 2014 .482 .817 *3/HD
James Loney       41 2010 .395 .723  *3/H
Eric Karros       40 1999 .550 .912  *3/H
Corey Seager      40 2016 .512 .877  *6/H
Raul Mondesi      40 1996 .495 .830    *9

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 4/26/2017.

Next up are HBP. With five already in his hip pocket, that would extrapolate out to about forty HBP which as Joe Davis has noted several times would crush the current LAD record of eighteen by Alex Cora.

Player              HBP Year Age  PA  OPS       Pos
Alex Cora            18 2004  28 484 .745      *4/H
Lou Johnson          16 1965  30 518 .706    *78/H9
Mike Kinkade         16 2003  30 191 .687   H73/95D
Lou Johnson          14 1966  31 572 .731    *79/H8
Andre Ethier         13 2009  27 685 .869      *9/H
Justin Turner        13 2015  30 439 .861   *5H3/46
Yasiel Puig          12 2014  23 640 .863    *98/HD
Yasiel Puig          11 2013  22 432 .925    *98/H7
Chase Utley          11 2016  37 565 .716     *4H/5
Devon White          11 1999  36 526 .744     *8/HD
Mark Grudzielanek    11 2001  31 586 .711        *4
Russell Martin       11 2009  26 588 .680    *2/HD5
Justin Turner        10 2016  31 622 .832    *5H/D3
Paul Lo Duca         10 2002  30 632 .731    *23/7H
Paul Lo Duca         10 2003  31 630 .712    *23/7H
Mark Grudzielanek    10 1999  29 534 .812      *6/H
Mark Ellis           10 2013  36 480 .674     *4H/5
Jolbert Cabrera      10 2003  30 380 .770 487H/6359
Alex Cora            10 2003  27 514 .625     *46/H
Ron Hunt             10 1967  26 442 .689     *4H/5

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 4/26/2017.

The shock to me is that Ron Hunt only had 10 HBP in 1967. I remember Ron Hunt for only two things:

  1. Hunt was acquired by the Dodgers for local hero Tommy Davis in the winter of 1966.
  2. Ron Hunt was famous for being HBP.  He lead the league seven times in being HBP but his one lone LAD season he was hit only ten times.  That was the lowest amount of times he was hit in any season he accumulated over 300 plate appearances.  Any one of six seasons, Ron Hunt could be the LAD leader in HBP but for some reason in 1967 he didn’t do the one thing he was famous for.

The Dodgers have been hit a lot lately. Look at the names on the top 20 list. Puig twice, Justin Turner twice, and Chase Utley.  Heck at this rate Justin Turner is probably in the all-time top ten for getting HBP as a LAD.  Let’s find out: He’s 13th at 32 but has a good chance to jump to 4th by the end of his season. The record is 58 by Andre Ethier. Good bet that Justin Turner will eclipse that by the time his LAD career is over if he stays for the length of his contract.

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. 68elcamino427

    Fantasy AB

    Turner vs

    James Rodney Richard
    Bob Gibson
    Don Drysdale
    Sal Maglie
    Goose Gossage

    Like

  2. He wouldn’t need to shave

    Like

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