Based on the events of last week’s games, Aramis Ramirez appears ready to tack on another ending year line of 25+ HR and 100 RBI. He still has a lot of work to do but after hitting 3 long balls in last night’s game against the Astros Ramirez is making up ground after a putrid start to the year. If Ramirez does end up with final counting stats that are in line with his career averages then his awful first half would most likely be forgotten. And that’s what baseball is in then end, especially in fantasy; a numbers game. It doesn’t matter how they got there, all that matters are the numbers in those columns. Aramis Ramirez appears to be taking the scenic route to fantasy respectability.
Let’s take a look at other interesting numbers anomalies for this 2010 season:
- Prince Fielder currently leads the NL with 23 HR. He is 41st in the NL in RBI with 45
- Mark Reynolds has played 89 games in 2010. He has struck out in each game except 19.
- Stephen Strasburg leads the Washington Nationals with 68K in 48.2 IP. Livan Hernandez is second with 65K in 123.2IP
- Carlos Marmol has 83K in 44.1IP
- In 35 GP, rookie Carlos Santana has a 32/20 BB/K split.
- Matt Cain has two 1-hitters this year. That gives him 11 career games in which he went at least 5 innings giving up only 1 hit. Greg Maddux has 8.
- Albert Pujols is on pace for 79 K this year. His highest total since his rookie season in 2001.
- The San Diego Padres have no reliever with an ERA over 2.93 (Min. 10 IP).
- Since coming off his second DL stint, Jimmy Rollins has hit .178 in 101 AB.
- Howie Kendrick currently has 377 AB in 2010. That is a career high.
- Delmon Young has 11 HR this year. The career high for the former No. 1 overall pick is 13.
- Hong-Chih Kuo has faced 36 LHB. He has yet to allow a hit to any of them.
- Tampa Bay catcher John Jaso has a 37/19 BB/KK split.
- David Hernandez leads Baltimore pitching with 4 wins.