Posts Tagged ‘Ryan Braun’

30/30 Club

September 6, 2011

Joining the 30/30 Club is a great personal honor for Major League hitters. It takes a special type of player who is able to both hit for power and speed quickly between the bags to accumulate the 30 Home Runs and 30 Stolen Bases required for membership. So far only the Dodger’ Matt Kemp has joined the 30/30 Club with his 32 Home Runs and 37 Stolen Bases. Check out how close some other hitter are from joining Kemp.

HRs (Blue), Stolen Bases (Orange) & Stolen Bases Caught (Green)

Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun is closest to joining the 30/30 club as he only needs 3 more Home Runs to complement his 31 Stolen Bases.  Curtis Granderson of the Yankees is six swipes away, but his low Stolen Base success rate of 69% could leave him a bag or two shy from tacking another honor onto his already spectacular season. Boston’s Jacoby Ellsbury’s lack of power hitting, he only has 24 Home Runs, has barred his entrance so far and he must drastically increase his average of .18 Home Runs per game if he hopes to be part of the 30/30 Club.  With 25 Home Runs and 23 Stolen Bases, the Ranger’s Ian Kinsler has an outside shot of joining club.  However, Kinsler stole nine bases in August and has four Home Runs in 5 games already in September.

Which of these players do you think will join the 2011 30/30 Club?

Insight and analytics brought to you by SAP.

Sign up for automatic email notices in the Email Subscription area by clicking here.

Access more SAP Baseball Analytics by clicking here.

Play the SAP Baseball Challenge by clicking here.

Advertisements

Milwaukee Meltdown: Braun to the Rescue?

September 2, 2011

Rounding third on what looked like a potential inside the park Home Run, Ryan Braun embarrassingly stumbled into a face plant half way home and was thrown out. Braun’s Brewers have figuratively stumbled, letting St. Louis back into the pennant race by dropping three straight to the Cardinals this week. While Braun failed to score against the Cardinals, he is leading the Brewers with 93 trips around the bases. Hopefully Milwaukee’s series with Houston will remedy Braun’s and the Brewer’s offensive woes. How many Runs will Ryan Braun score against the Astros?

Summary: Click here for some guesses for how many Runs Ryan Braun will score against Houston.

Insight and analytics brought to you by SAP.

Sign up for automatic email notices in the Email Subscription area by clicking here.

Access more SAP Baseball Analytics by clicking here.

Play the SAP Baseball Challenge by clicking here.

Cardinals K.O.’D?

August 30, 2011

10.5 games behind the first place Milwaukee Brewers, the 2011 St. Louis Cardinals are down for the count.  Milwaukee looks to cap their best month in franchise history (21-5 in August) by permanently sending the Cardinals to their corner.  While the Brewers are 8-4 against the Cardinals this season, the Cardinals big bats of Pujols, Berkman and Halliday have out preformed the Milwaukee trio of Fielder, Braun and Weeks.

RBIs (Blue) & HRs (Orange)

The Brewers will have the advantage on the mound tonight as Milwaukee’s Shawn Marcum (11-4, 3.38 ERA) will face St. Louis’ Edwin Jackson( 10-9, 3.94 ERA).  Check out their 2011 numbers.

ERs Allowed (Blue), Strikeouts (Orange) & Walks (Green)

Can the Cardinals get off the ropes or will the Brewers all but clinch their first ever NL Central Pennant?

Insight and analytics brought to you by SAP.

Sign up for automatic email notices in the Email Subscription area by clicking here.

Access more SAP Baseball Analytics by clicking here.

Play the SAP Baseball Challenge by clicking here.

NL MVP Race

August 4, 2011

With under two months left in the season four sluggers have emerged as contenders as the National League’s Most Valuable Player.  Arizona’s Justin Upton, Los Angeles’ Matt Kemp, and Milwaukee’s Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun have all put up incredible numbers so far this season.  Check out how their batting totals stack up.

Hits (Blue), RBIs (Orange) & HRs (Green)


See which Brewer is more valuable.

Matt Kemp appears to be the front runner with his incredible .586 Slugging Percentage.  Kemp is leading the League with 84 RBIs, and his 26 Home Runs and a strong .319 Batting Average put him in contention to win the NL triple crown.  However, Kemp’s Dodger are out of playoff contention and the honor may be awarded to someone who will be playing in October.  Must the MVP put up the best number or is it more import to lead a team to a pennant?

Insight and analytics brought to you by SAP.

Sign up for automatic email notices in the Email Subscription area by clicking here.

Access more SAP Baseball Analytics by clicking here.

Play the SAP Baseball Challenge by clicking here here.