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The Home Run Thing

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As I noted in another thread yesterday, there are already eleven teams with more than 200 home runs, and thirteen more are on pace to reach 200.  So there is a chance that 24 of the 30 teams will hit that mark.  Five years ago, only one team got to 200.  This season, the Twins will probably reach 300, and the  Yankees have a chance to.

The Twins and the Yankees will both finish the year averaging more than 30 home runs from every spot in the batting order. The Twins are on pace to hit 318 homers, which works out to 35.3 jacks for every spot in the order.

And Al Kaline thinks the Tigers should bunt more?

 

 

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2 minutes ago, six-hopper said:

As I noted in another thread yesterday, there are already eleven teams with more than 200 home runs, and thirteen more are on pace to reach 200.  So there is a good chance that 24 of the 30 teams will hit thst mark.  Five years ago, only one team got to 200.  This season, the Twins will probably reach 300, and the  Yankees have a chance to.

The Twins and the Yankees will both finish the year averaging more than 30 home runs from every spot in the batting order. The Twins are in pace to hit 318 homers, which works out to 33 jacks for every spot in the order.

And Al Kaline thinks the Tigers should bunt more?

 

 

the thing that is going to be interesting is if, and when, the league addresses the issue of the rabbit ball, which teams are going to be screwed by making the wrong bet on how much the ball is brought back. And also, all the existing analytics databases used to predict the value of various stratagems will be instantly obsolete!

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Update:

24 teams have, in fact, cracked the 200 mark.  And two will probably make it to 300.  300 home runs is an average of 33.33 from every spot in the batting order.

As for batting strikeouts, a couple of weeks ago the Major-League-leading Tigers were averaging more than ten Ks a game.  They have fallen a little off that pace (1536 strikeouts in 155 games, 9.91 per game).  So if they play the full 162, they need 84 in the last seven games to get back to that nice round number.  That may be tough even for them.  But when the going gets tough, the Tigers get going . . . deeper into the cellar.

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