Friday, 4/17/2015

MLB highlights and rankings

  •’s Daily Dish video for 4/15/2015 included great catches by three Jews: Kevin PillarRyan Braun and Joc Pederson. Thanks to Tregaron Capital for the tip ***
  • Toronto’s Kevin Pillar isn’t just a human highlight reel. He leads all MLB OFs in assists and ranks 3rd among A.L. LFs in range factor per 9 innings ***
  • Oakland’s Sam Fuld ranks 2nd among A.L. CFs in total zone runs, and 3rd in range factor per 9 innings ***
  • On offense, Sam Fuld ranks 1st in the A.L. in triples (3/tie), 3rd in doubles (4/tie), 9th in at-bats per strikeout (12), and 10th in on-base plus slugging (1.049) ***
  • Oakland’s Ike Davis ranks 4th among A.L. 1Bs in assists (6/tie), 2nd in total zone runs (1/tie), and 3rd in range factor per 9 innings (10.64) ***
  • Detroit’s Ian Kinsler is hitting .342 and ranks 1st in the A.L. in runs (11) and 9th in RBIs (8/tie) ***
  • Dodgers rookie Joc Pederson, the N.L.’s 3rd-youngest player, ranks 3rd in walks (7/tie), 9th in OBP (.444), and 8th in stikeouts (11/tie) ***

Minor-league highlights

  • Cincinnati farmhand Josh Satin (AAA) went 2-for-2 Thursday with a double, 2 sac flies, and 4 RBI ***
  • Wow! Reds prospect Zack Weiss (A+) threw 3 perfect innings to earn a save Thursday: no hits, no walks, 5 strikeouts ***
  • In 2 scoreless innings Thursday, St. Louis prospect Rob Kaminsky (A+) yielded 3 hits and a walk while fanning 4 ***
  • Padres prospect and multi-media star Cody Decker (AAA) appeared on Keith Olbermann’s show Wednesday ***
  • The Giants have reassigned recent signee Adam Sonabend to their rookie-league team in Arizona ***

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