• A.L. Batting Leaders

    Posted by on August 17th, 2012 · Comments (7)

    Here they are, as of this morning.

    Can Derek Jeter win the batting title this year?  Or, is it between Trout and Cabrera?

    Rk Player BA Year Age Tm G PA AB
    1 Mike Trout .340 2012 20 LAA 96 441 388
    2 Miguel Cabrera .327 2012 29 DET 118 520 468
    3 Derek Jeter .320 2012 38 NYY 116 535 497
    4 Joe Mauer .320 2012 29 MIN 108 470 400
    5 Ben Revere .319 2012 24 MIN 82 369 345
    6 Paul Konerko .316 2012 36 CHW 101 423 377
    7 David Ortiz .316 2012 36 BOS 89 379 320
    8 Robinson Cano .311 2012 29 NYY 117 501 454
    9 Austin Jackson .310 2012 25 DET 96 435 378
    10 Prince Fielder .309 2012 28 DET 118 509 431
    11 Alex Rios .309 2012 31 CHW 114 469 443
    12 Adrian Gonzalez .308 2012 30 BOS 117 500 458
    13 Adrian Beltre .303 2012 33 TEX 113 477 439
    14 Alcides Escobar .301 2012 25 KCR 114 468 435
    15 Billy Butler .301 2012 26 KCR 116 487 438
    16 Elvis Andrus .298 2012 23 TEX 113 519 453
    17 A.J. Pierzynski .296 2012 35 CHW 98 381 351
    18 Adam Jones .296 2012 26 BAL 118 503 467
    19 Ryan Doumit .294 2012 31 MIN 98 384 347
    20 Edwin Encarnacion .293 2012 29 TOR 114 488 416
    21 Josh Hamilton .293 2012 31 TEX 109 472 416
    22 Torii Hunter .291 2012 36 LAA 98 400 368
    23 Alex Gordon .291 2012 28 KCR 116 530 471
    24 Michael Brantley .290 2012 25 CLE 114 473 434
    25 Mark Trumbo .289 2012 26 LAA 108 443 409
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    Generated 8/17/2012.

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    Comments on A.L. Batting Leaders

    1. BOHAN
      August 17th, 2012 | 2:28 pm

      I think its between Trout and Trout…. 13 and 20 points is alot with a month and half left… Especially the way Trout has been hitting all year

    2. MJ Recanati
      August 17th, 2012 | 3:24 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      Can Derek Jeter win the batting title this year? Or, is it between Trout and Cabrera?

      Jeter has a better chance of falling out of 3rd than he does of winning the batting title. I’m not saying that to knock Jeter, just pointing out that he’s four one-thousandths in front of seventh place but two hundredths behind Mickey Fish’s .340.

    3. August 17th, 2012 | 5:07 pm

      Question/thought:

      Does it help Jeter that his .320 is built on so many PA whereas Trout’s BA has many less PA?

      If Trout goes into a 30 At Bat skid, he would lose more points than Jeter in the same 30 At Bat skid, no?

    4. jllipo
      August 17th, 2012 | 9:57 pm

      @ Steve L.:

      No, because PA does not enter into rge batting average calulation at all. However, the effect you describe would happen with regard to On Base Percentage (OBP)and PA.

    5. jllipo
      August 17th, 2012 | 10:14 pm

      @ Steve L.:
      However, it seems you left Melky Cabrera off your list. It is my understanding that he is eligible for the batting title even though he is suspended for the rest of the season. Since he is only 1 PA from the 502 required,his BA would be recalculated by adding 1 hiless AB, giving him 159 hits in 460 AB for an average of .3456.

      This is the average that any other potential batting champion will need to beat.

    6. Evan3457
      August 17th, 2012 | 11:28 pm

      If Trout were to go 3-30, he’d still be at .323
      Jeter has risen to .320 after a hitting streak, and he’s hitting .376 over his last 93 AB.

    7. August 18th, 2012 | 6:23 am

      @ jllipo:
      Melky doesn’t play in the A.L.
      And,IIRC, the Batting Title qualifier is based on PA. That’s why I mentioned it. Of course, BA is calc’ed as H/AB.

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