The Monthly walk LAD leaderboard

With Yasiel Puig taking walks this month more than he has ever done before, I decided to bring back the leaderboard for walks in a month.

Of course, Jimmy Wynn is on top, that was his bread and butter. How about the rest of the group that has managed at least twenty-three walks in a month?

  • Jim Gilliam had quite the month of June in 1959. He not only walked twenty-seven times, he also hit a blistering .431 to give him an OBP for the month of .536.  That sounds really high but when I run the numbers that is only the 5th best OBP for a month by a LAD. I’ll show you that table tomorrow.
  • Dick Allen was also known for the walk and his 26 walks were good for 3rd place. Jimmy Wynn played two years and has the best monthly total, while Dick Allen was only here for one year and had the third best total. Maybe Al Campanis wasn’t a fan of the walk?
  • The largest split between BA and OBP belongs to Gary Sheffield who managed an OBP of .407 even though he only hit .226. Gary made the list twice and was the only player with double digit home runs in the same month he walked over twenty-three times.
  • Other patient players I was not surprised to see on the list were JD Drew, Brett Butler, and Reggie Smith.
  • I was surprised to see Jose Offerman. He and Davey Lopes were the only players to have over twenty-three walks in a month but not hit at least one home run.
  • Gilliam and Brett Butler were the only two who managed at least twenty-three walks and hit over .400. Couldn’t keep those guys off base.
Player                 Split Year BB  PA HR   BA  OBP  SLG   OPS
Jim Wynn                June 1975 29 122  3 .283 .451 .457  .907
Jim Gilliam             June 1959 27 139  2 .431 .536 .532 1.068
Dick Allen            August 1971 26 114  3 .276 .439 .414  .852
Gary Sheffield      Sept/Oct 1999 26 113 12 .226 .407 .667 1.074
Gary Sheffield          July 2000 26 112  7 .353 .509 .671 1.180
Wally Moon               May 1961 24  95  2 .324 .495 .493  .988
Jose Offerman            May 1995 23 128  0 .356 .480 .455  .935
Reggie Smith            June 1977 23 112  3 .271 .432 .435  .868
Shawn Green              May 2000 23 118  5 .367 .508 .667 1.175
Pedro Guerrero        August 1982 23 139  8 .360 .475 .614 1.089
Davey Lopes      April/March 1975 23 114  0 .276 .432 .356  .789
Russell Martin   April/March 2008 23 114  3 .292 .439 .449  .888
J.D. Drew           Sept/Oct 2006 23 106  6 .317 .462 .683 1.145
Brett Butler            July 1992 22 124  1 .442 .547 .547 1.094

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 8/23/2017.

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1 Comment

  1. 68elcamino427

    All the SLG!

    Seeing Dick Allen second to last in this category was kinda surprising.
    But this is what can happen when you put your hand on one of the car headlights as you try to push the car backwards up a hill on a street in Philadelphia.

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