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    Matt Olson must be the leader in solo homers

    or he doesn't get many rbi situations. Hit #20 today...rbi #39

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteD View Post
    or he doesn't get many rbi situations. Hit #20 today...rbi #39
    must be solo homers for most of them. I can't find a homer chart if one exists, but I did sort game log by AB's per game and he hits his homers when he has 2-4 AB's per game so it doesn't appear to be a lot of 1AB late defense/pinch-hit homers where we can quantify the number of RBI per homer.

    I wonder if he should be celebrating. He has 23 in Nashville this year and now 20 in MLB, but reaching 20 in MLB seems overrated considering it's the year of the longball.

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    I had an eureka moment - i was able to use splits to reverse-engineer the data.

    9 solo HR
    9 2R homers
    1 3R homer
    no GS
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    19 HR at the time of the mlb.com stats (not updated with tonight's game yet) and 30 of his 38 RBI at the time were via HR.

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    I hate selling players I like but I think I have a USA auto /49 I guess I should throw up on da bay
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    Kris Bryant has 19 solo shots of his 27 homers so far this year I believe.


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    The A's have no top of the lineup help to be on base for him and Krush...
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    2015 Nelson Cruz- 44hr 93rbi
    2009 Adrian Gonzalez 40hr 99rbi

    those are the worst 40hr+ rbi totals I can recall seeing in recent years. no respect I tells ya!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyCorona View Post
    I hate selling players I like but I think I have a USA auto /49 I guess I should throw up on da bay
    yeah yet another USA BB alum...that program keeps grinding out players MLB ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael.petkus View Post
    Kris Bryant has 19 solo shots of his 27 homers so far this year I believe.
    yep, right on the money with 19 solo HR. In 2016, 22 solo HR of his 39 total.

    and for another post, I wouldn't say USA BB is turning out players MLB ready because that means to me as being drafted straight to the majors and that rarely happens. USA BB does turn out players that have a good shot at being a MLBer, IMHO, as a lot of recent stars and stripes autos I've pulled, and some USA BB alum players I've seen at Triple-A, are people who are in the minors working their way towards a MLB shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JVHaste View Post
    2015 Nelson Cruz- 44hr 93rbi
    2009 Adrian Gonzalez 40hr 99rbi

    those are the worst 40hr+ rbi totals I can recall seeing in recent years. no respect I tells ya!
    2015 - Bryce Harper 42 HR 99 RBI
    2015 - Mike Trout 41 HR 90 RBI

    2017 - J.D. Martinez 39 HR 88 RBI -One more and he could be joining the club
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    That's why i loved Paul O'Neill. Guy hits 19hrs, but has 110rbi. I rather a player like him over say a Nelson Cruz type with his 44hrs and 93rbi. Not that Nelson Cruz is a bum, I'm not trying to say that at all

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    Matt Olson must be the leader in solo homers

    Quote Originally Posted by psj View Post
    That's why i loved Paul O'Neill. Guy hits 19hrs, but has 110rbi. I rather a player like him over say a Nelson Cruz type with his 44hrs and 93rbi. Not that Nelson Cruz is a bum, I'm not trying to say that at all
    O'Neil's RBI's like have much more to do with having guys like Jeter in front of him than O'Neil doing anything special. The research is pretty compelling that RBI has much less to do with personal ability and much more to do with the people around you and opportunity.

    That said, I love Paul O'Neil (and those Yankee teams in general)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael.petkus View Post
    Kris Bryant has 19 solo shots of his 27 homers so far this year I believe.


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    I believe this has more to do with the pitching philosophy/approach to him and guys like him. I.e. pitchers are more likely to challenge him with nobody on base, esp when behind in the count. Same goes for the other sluggers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topnotchsy View Post
    O'Neil's RBI's like have much more to do with having guys like Jeter in front of him than O'Neil doing anything special. The research is pretty compelling that RBI has much less to do with personal ability and much more to do with the people around you and opportunity.

    That said, I love Paul O'Neil (and those Yankee teams in general)


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    I consider RBI's to be more of a team stat and never use it when assessing a player's performance. As you said, middle of the order hitters on teams with high powered offenses will naturally have higher RBI totals because there will be many more chances to derive them. Put that same player in the middle of a team that struggles with offense the following year and that RBI total will likely drop. That doesn't necessarily mean he's performed any worse than the previous year.
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