Thursday, April 7, 2022

No Shohei here

 Wow!  I haven't posted in almost three weeks, since the last card draft!  Oh my, gotta get going.

And this isn't the greatest post, full of content either, but baby steps I guess!

So I am watching the Angels/Astros game.  Of course, all the announcers can talk about is Ohtani.  With good reason, I'll grant you.  He's must watch TV.  But I have a different take after the first inning:

Jose Altuve is now on pace for a new major league record of 600 strikeouts.  Wow, huh?  I know a lot of folks don't like the Astros and Altuve.  I get it, sort of, and if you don't like him, then root for the 600 Ks!

Similarly, Mike Trout is now on pace for a new record of 600 walks!  Pretty incredible, right?  That would be quite a season.  The funny thing is, if Trout had 600 walks in 600 plate appearances, then his OPS would be 1.000, unless I am calculating it wrong.  That 1.000 OPS would be lower than his OPS for the season last year, and for three other seasons in his career.  

Does that mean that OPS is weighted strangely?  It seems to me that getting on base every single time in a season would be more valuable than hitting .300 with 40 home runs.  Who knows!

Here are a card from each player from my meager collection:


  1. Altuve's so unpopular, his own team doesn't want to be associated with him.

  2. I love Altuve. Hope he's able to avoid the strikeout record.

    P.S. Sweet Trout!