• Top 25 Career Worst Post-Season OPS – Min. 150 AB

    Posted by on October 15th, 2012 · Comments (5)

    These stats are through yesterday’s games.  It’s the “Top 25″ worst career post-season OPS totals for all players with at least 150 post-season At Bats.  The data was pulled off this query.  Of course, you have to remember that OPS is relative (and this is not OPS+ which is adjusted for era).  So, if someone played in an era when offense was down, he would naturally have a low OPS as compared to someone who played in an era where offense was inflated.  Also, it’s easier for a player today to collect post-season At Bats faster today since there are more rounds of the playoffs compared to the past.

    Rk Player PA AB HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    1 Tony Womack 167 156 0 6 7 25 .212 .250 .276 .526
    2 Frank White 160 150 2 16 6 21 .213 .241 .287 .527
    3 Alfonso Soriano 186 174 4 18 9 53 .213 .263 .299 .562
    4 Nick Swisher 177 150 4 7 24 44 .167 .284 .300 .584
    5 Reggie Sanders 251 221 7 25 26 79 .195 .283 .326 .609
    6 Sandy Alomar 183 173 5 28 7 26 .214 .247 .364 .611
    7 Craig Biggio 185 167 2 11 13 30 .234 .295 .323 .618
    8 Mariano Duncan 159 152 1 12 5 37 .243 .277 .342 .619
    9 Graig Nettles 207 182 5 27 19 21 .225 .295 .346 .641
    10 Rafael Furcal 285 247 4 16 27 34 .227 .306 .336 .642
    11 Omar Vizquel 264 228 0 20 25 36 .250 .327 .316 .643
    12 Willie Wilson 160 150 1 10 9 32 .267 .308 .340 .648
    13 Phil Rizzuto 219 183 2 8 30 11 .246 .355 .295 .650
    14 Steve Finley 192 165 1 22 21 29 .248 .335 .315 .650
    15 Willie Randolph 184 162 4 14 20 15 .222 .304 .346 .650
    16 Jeff Blauser 197 168 5 16 23 46 .208 .321 .333 .655
    17 Terry Pendleton 244 230 3 23 12 30 .252 .288 .370 .658
    18 Chuck Knoblauch 282 244 2 20 27 31 .258 .339 .324 .663
    19 Vladimir Guerrero 188 171 2 20 14 30 .263 .324 .339 .664
    20 Edgar Renteria 278 242 3 23 24 39 .252 .327 .339 .666
    21 Kenny Lofton 438 392 7 34 38 68 .247 .315 .352 .667
    22 Roger Maris 171 152 6 18 18 21 .217 .298 .368 .667
    23 Tony Perez 189 172 6 25 14 37 .238 .291 .378 .669
    24 Joe Morgan 222 181 5 13 37 19 .182 .323 .348 .671
    25 Tino Martinez 405 356 9 38 41 72 .233 .321 .351 .672

    Comments on Top 25 Career Worst Post-Season OPS – Min. 150 AB

    1. nwyank
      October 15th, 2012 | 12:37 pm

      Wow Swish, don’t overdo it. 7 RBI in 177 PA, that’s really horrible.
      Hurts to see Nettles on this list. He was my favorite. I did attend a playoff game against the Royals, way back in the 70′s, when Nettles and Roy White hit hr’s to win the game. My memory is probably wrong but the final was something like 2-0 or 2-1.

    2. 77yankees
      October 15th, 2012 | 12:45 pm

      Tony Womack? Ugh, had to go there, Steve?

    3. October 15th, 2012 | 12:56 pm

      Well, that answers my question clearly: .167, the lowest batting average by a player in his career in the postseason ever. Thanks, Steve. Wow.

    4. October 15th, 2012 | 1:06 pm

      Brent wrote:

      Well, that answers my question clearly: .167, the lowest batting average by a player in his career in the postseason ever. Thanks, Steve. Wow.

      In 150+ ABs, just to be clear. There are probably lower BAs for guys with less than 150 AB.

    5. Evan3457
      October 15th, 2012 | 5:52 pm

      I knew about Nettles and Willie being poor post-season hitters. Nettles is forgiven for his plays backing Guidry in the ALCS and World Series in 1978.
      Willie is forgiven because he was an excellent fielder, and a nice guy, and not a jerk.

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