• Best Seasons With 189+ Strikeouts

    Posted by on September 23rd, 2013 · Comments (12)

    Looks like Crush may be the best of all-time.

    Rk Player WAR/pos SO Year Age Tm G PA R H 2B HR RBI BB SB BA OBP SLG
    1 Chris Davis 6.1 193 2013 27 BAL 154 651 101 162 41 51 134 68 4 .286 .369 .633
    2 Bobby Bonds 5.2 189 1970 24 SFG 157 745 134 200 36 26 78 77 48 .302 .375 .504
    3 Adam Dunn 4.6 195 2004 24 CIN 161 681 105 151 34 46 102 108 6 .266 .388 .569
    4 Mark Reynolds 3.3 223 2009 25 ARI 155 662 98 150 30 44 102 76 24 .260 .349 .543
    5 Curtis Granderson 3.0 195 2012 31 NYY 160 684 102 138 18 43 106 75 10 .232 .319 .492
    6 Ryan Howard 2.9 199 2007 27 PHI 144 648 94 142 26 47 136 107 1 .268 .392 .584
    7 Danny Espinosa 2.6 189 2012 25 WSN 160 658 82 147 37 17 56 46 20 .247 .315 .402
    8 Jack Cust 2.6 197 2008 29 OAK 148 598 77 111 19 33 77 111 0 .231 .375 .476
    9 Adam Dunn 2.5 199 2010 30 WSN 158 648 85 145 36 38 103 77 0 .260 .356 .536
    10 Drew Stubbs 1.9 205 2011 26 CIN 158 681 92 147 22 15 44 63 40 .243 .321 .364
    11 Ryan Howard 1.7 199 2008 28 PHI 162 700 105 153 26 48 146 81 1 .251 .339 .543
    12 Adam Dunn 1.3 222 2012 32 CHW 151 649 87 110 19 41 96 105 2 .204 .333 .468
    13 Mark Reynolds 0.9 196 2011 27 BAL 155 620 84 118 27 37 86 75 6 .221 .323 .483
    14 Chris Carter 0.7 204 2013 26 HOU 142 562 62 110 24 29 79 68 2 .226 .324 .463
    15 Mark Reynolds 0.5 204 2008 24 ARI 152 613 87 129 28 28 97 64 11 .239 .320 .458
    16 Mark Reynolds 0.4 211 2010 26 ARI 145 596 79 99 17 32 85 83 7 .198 .320 .433
    17 Adam Dunn 0.4 194 2006 26 CIN 160 683 99 131 24 40 92 112 7 .234 .365 .490
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 9/23/2013.

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    Comments on Best Seasons With 189+ Strikeouts

    1. Mr. October
      September 24th, 2013 | 3:20 pm

      What are the chances Cashman will have Dunn wearing Pinstripes in the next few years?

    2. Evan3457
      September 24th, 2013 | 6:41 pm

      Mr. October wrote:

      What are the chances Cashman will have Dunn wearing Pinstripes in the next few years?

      Not very high, I think. Unless they get him on waivers.

    3. Mr. October
      September 24th, 2013 | 7:55 pm

      @ Evan3457:
      Cashman was nowhere to be found at The Stadium on Mariano Rivera Day – do you think it’s because most of the guests (e.g. Gene Michael, Joe Torre, Tino Martinez, etc.), or Rivera himself, can’t stand the guy?

    4. Evan3457
      September 24th, 2013 | 8:24 pm

      Mr. October wrote:

      @ Evan3457:
      Cashman was nowhere to be found at The Stadium on Mariano Rivera Day – do you think it’s because most of the guests (e.g. Gene Michael, Joe Torre, Tino Martinez, etc.), or Rivera himself, can’t stand the guy?

      Actually, I thought it was to spare him a booing, which would’ve probably be unwelcome on such a day.

    5. Mr. October
      September 24th, 2013 | 8:32 pm

      @ Evan3457:
      He could have walked around with the Steinbrenners, Trost, Levine, etc., and no booing could have been attributed to him personally – he was nowhere to be found.

      I was hoping he’d parachute into The Stadium and break his leg, but that didn’t happen either…

    6. Evan3457
      September 24th, 2013 | 11:10 pm

      Mr. October wrote:

      @ Evan3457:
      He could have walked around with the Steinbrenners, Trost, Levine, etc., and no booing could have been attributed to him personally – he was nowhere to be found.
      I was hoping he’d parachute into The Stadium and break his leg, but that didn’t happen either…

      I thought the Steinbrenners were on the field. I didn’t see Trost or Levine.

    7. Mr. October
      September 25th, 2013 | 1:25 pm

      Evan3457 wrote:

      I thought the Steinbrenners were on the field. I didn’t see Trost or Levine.

      @ Evan3457:
      Trost and Levine were in Monument Park for the unveiling of the Jackie Robinson plaque and the retirement of Rivera’s number. I looked up at the sky at one point hoping to see Cashman falling from it with a parachute malfunction of some kind, but I didn’t see him there either…

    8. September 25th, 2013 | 2:40 pm

      Mr. October wrote:

      Trost and Levine were in Monument Park for the unveiling of the Jackie Robinson plaque and the retirement of Rivera’s number.

      Yup. Saw there. Never realized how little Trost is…
      He would have to stand on a soap box to have lunch at the Jean Afterman snack-snatch.

    9. Raf
      September 25th, 2013 | 7:59 pm

      Mr. October wrote:

      Trost and Levine were in Monument Park for the unveiling of the Jackie Robinson plaque and the retirement of Rivera’s number.

      I don’t think Bob Watson was around either.

    10. MJ Recanati
      September 26th, 2013 | 9:29 am

      Raf wrote:

      I don’t think Bob Watson was around either.

      If memory serves, Watson left on bad terms and still harbors a grudge towards the Steinbrenner family and the ballclub.

    11. Kamieniecki
      December 28th, 2013 | 8:22 am

      MJ Recanati wrote:

      If memory serves, Watson left on bad terms and still harbors a grudge towards the Steinbrenner family and the ballclub.

      That would explain several reports of Watson’s recommendation to George Steinbrenner that Brian Cashman succeed him as General Manager; “Yes, Mr. Steinbrenner, I believe Brian Cashman will do a terrific job as G.M. of the New York Yankees for years to come…

      … And less than twelve months later, Cashman was talking Steinbrenner out of a trade that would have sent only Mike Lowell and Hideki Irabu to Seattle for 10-time All-Star, 5-time Cy Young Award winner, and M.V.P. of the 2001 World Series against Steinbrenner’s own New York Yankees, Randy Johnson.

    12. McMillan
      December 28th, 2013 | 9:34 am

      Kamieniecki wrote:

      … And less than twelve months later, Cashman was talking Steinbrenner out of a trade that would have sent only Mike Lowell and Hideki Irabu to Seattle for 10-time All-Star, 5-time Cy Young Award winner, and M.V.P. of the 2001 World Series against Steinbrenner’s own New York Yankees, Randy Johnson.

      IIRC, Cashman’s rationale, in part, was that Randy Johnson was not well-suited to pitch in a market such as N.Y.C… and less than seven years later, Cashman was offering a prospect named Robinson Cano to Arizona for the same pitcher, to have him pitch in the same market, when Johnson was 41 years old.

      Johnson went on to pitch brilliantly in the postseason for Cashman, compiling a 0-1 record, and 6.92 E.R.A., in two postseasons in The Bronx, and Cano went on to have a Hall of Fame career through 2013…

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