Showing posts with label Fun Facts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fun Facts. Show all posts

Friday, August 16, 2013

Carlos Torres Fun Facts

Carlos Torres Fun Facts:

Mets Pitcher Carlos Torres has had two stretches in which he’s looked really good. He allowed three earned runs in the first 28 2/3 innings after his recall. And in his past 10 innings, he’s allowed just one run.

This is a carryover from the end of his time in Las Vegas, where he allowed three earned runs in his last 32 innings. Torres had never had an extended stretch of major league success prior to this season. In 44 previous appearances with the Rockies and White Sox, he had a 5.97 ERA, with a poor strikeout-to-walk rate (77 to 52).

Torres has an excellent strikeout-to-walk ratio (33 to 7) and he’s allowed home runs at a respectable rate (four in 41 2/3 innings).

Torres’ offspeed stuff carried him through his strong start, a combo of a curve and slider (some may call the latter a cutter or a splitter). In his 17 relief appearances, those pitches have retired 59 hitters and yielded only 14 baserunners.

His rates of both called strikes and “chases” (hitters swinging at pitches out of the strike zone), particularly with his secondary stuff, were considerably lower than they’ve been this season. So his track record of success is limited.

Torres also rates high in working out of jams. Opponents are 3-for-35 against him with runners on base in his relief appearances. He’s also inherited eight baserunners, none of whom have scored against him.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Eric Young Jr. Fun Facts

Eric Young Jr. Fun Facts :

Eric Young has quickly became a fan favorite, the combination of his hot-hitting start and hustle winning fans over.

He legitimately rates among the fastest players the Mets have had, alongside Mookie Wilson, Vince Coleman, Esix Snead, Carlos Gomez and Jose Reyes.

Young has 15 steals in 19 attempts and has taken the extra base (i.e. gone first to third or second to home on a single, or first to home on a double) on 68 percent of base hits, the highest rate of anyone currently on the team.

One of the things Young did in his first six weeks as a Met was to work deep counts and draw walks at a higher rate than he’d done in the past.

His first-inning at-bats have become notable for their length. He’s seen an average of 4.6 pitches per plate appearances and has a .375 on-base percentage in those game-opening turns.

Young’s defense may not rate overwhelmingly high statistically, but he’s made a number of notable plays, the kind the Mets weren’t getting in left field until his arrival, including a recent game-saving catch against the Colorado Rockies.

Defensively, Young’s value is that he turns batted balls into outs at a rate equal to an average left fielder. His other skills rate below average. He rates tied for worst in baseball with Matt Holliday in the component of Defensive Runs Saved that measures the deterrent value of an outfield arm.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Ike Davis Fun Facts

Ike Davis Fun Facts:

Ike Davis was 3-for-5 with five walks in the D'Backs series. He’s now 15-for-40 with 20 walks in his last 17 games.

Amazingly, Davis’ .583 on-base percentage is not the best in the majors in that span. He trails Jayson Werth and Mike Trout, each of whom are at .589.

Davis now has his Average above the Mendoza Line at .205

Wilmer Flores Fun Facts

Wilmer Flores Fun Facts:

Wilmer Flores became the first player in Mets history to have at least one RBI in five of his first six major-league games.

He also became the second player this season to have a pair of three-RBI games within his first five career games, joining Dodgers rookie sensation Yasiel Puig.

Flores is one of eight players to have a streak of five straight games with an RBI within the first six games of his career. Only one of the other seven players is active -- Diamondbacks outfielder Gerardo Parra.

Flores is the 383rd player in Mets history to hit a home run.
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