Around the Majors: The great Barry Bonds

1) Barry Bonds watch–hit #688, is 12 away from 700, is 26 behind Ruth, is 67 behind Aaron.

After 161 RCAA/1.381 OPS and 115 RCAA/1.278 OPS seasons, Bonds is hitting .771 SLG, .600 OBA, 1.371 OPS, 97 RCAA in his first 99 games. He has a 1.046 career OPS, compared to his league average of .749, and 1441 RCAA in 2668 games.

Bonds set the major league record with his 13th consecutive year with 30+ HR.

The new top 10–

1    Barry Bonds              1992-04   13   
2    Jimmie Foxx              1929-40   12   
T3   Lou Gehrig               1929-37    9   
T3   Eddie Mathews            1953-61    9   
T3   Mike Schmidt             1979-87    9   
T3   Rafael Palmeiro          1995-03    9   
T3   Sammy Sosa               1995-03    9   
T3   Jim Thome                1996-04    9   
T9   Babe Ruth                1926-33    8   
T9   Mickey Mantle            1955-62    8   
T9   Albert Belle             1992-99    8   
T9   Mike Piazza              1995-02    8   
T9   Jeff Bagwell             1996-03    8   

Bonds is 2nd in total 30+ HR seasons–

1    Hank Aaron               15   
2    Barry Bonds              14   
T3   Mike Schmidt             13   
T3   Babe Ruth                13   
5    Jimmie Foxx              12   
T6   Mark McGwire             11   
T6   Willie Mays              11   
T6   Frank Robinson           11   
T9   Sammy Sosa               10   
T9   Fred McGriff             10   
T9   Harmon Killebrew         10   
T9   Lou Gehrig               10   
T9   Eddie Mathews            10   
T9   Rafael Palmeiro          10   

Bonds became the 7th player to reach base at least 5000 times–

REACHED BASE    
1    Pete Rose                  5929   
2    Ty Cobb                    5532   
3    Rickey Henderson           5343   
4    Carl Yastrzemski           5304   
5    Stan Musial                5282   
6    Hank Aaron                 5205   
7    Barry Bonds                5002   
8    Tris Speaker               4998   
9    Babe Ruth                  4977   
10   Eddie Collins              4892   

He ranks 3rd vs. the league average–

REACHED BASE                    DIFF   PLAYER   LEAGUE   
1    Ted Williams               2056     4714     2658   
2    Babe Ruth                  1969     4977     3008   
3    Barry Bonds                1796     5002     3206   
4    Ty Cobb                    1776     5532     3756   
5    Stan Musial                1547     5282     3735   
6    Tris Speaker               1492     4998     3506   
7    Mickey Mantle              1365     4161     2796   
8    Wade Boggs                 1337     4445     3108   
9    Eddie Collins              1310     4892     3582   
10   Rickey Henderson           1307     5343     4036   

His 2004 figure, vs. the league average, is already in the top 10. He’s on for 239 above average, which will break his own major league record–

REACHED BASE                  YEAR     DIFF   PLAYER   LEAGUE   
1    Barry Bonds              2002      228      356      128   
2    Babe Ruth                1923      200      379      179   
3    Ted Williams             1941      188      335      147   
4    Barry Bonds              2001      180      342      162   
5    Mickey Mantle            1957      170      319      149   
T6   Ted Williams             1947      169      345      176   
T6   Babe Ruth                1920      169      325      156   
8    Barry Bonds              2004      168      253       85   
9    Ted Williams             1946      166      334      168   
10   Ted Williams             1942      165      335      170   

2) Sammy Sosa passed Reggie Jackson into 8th place on the all time HR list, with 564.

After 58 RCAA/.993 OPS and 25 RCAA/.911 OPS seasons, Sosa is hitting .556 SLG, .345 OBA, .900 OPS, 13 RCAA in his first 81 games. He has a .895 career OPS, compared to his league average of .762, and 361 RCAA in 2093 games.

The new top 10–

HOMERUNS  
1    Hank Aaron                  755   
2    Babe Ruth                   714   
3    Barry Bonds                 688   
4    Willie Mays                 660   
5    Frank Robinson              586   
6    Mark McGwire                583   
7    Harmon Killebrew            573   
8    Sammy Sosa                  564   
9    Reggie Jackson              563   
10   Mike Schmidt                548   

Sosa is 15th vs. the league average–

HOMERUNS                        DIFF   PLAYER   LEAGUE   
1    Babe Ruth                   622      714       92   
2    Hank Aaron                  457      755      298   
3    Barry Bonds                 449      688      239   
4    Mark McGwire                405      583      178   
5    Jimmie Foxx                 403      534      131   
6    Willie Mays                 389      660      271   
7    Lou Gehrig                  377      493      116   
8    Ted Williams                376      521      145   
9    Mel Ott                     373      511      138   
10   Mike Schmidt                367      548      181   
11   Harmon Killebrew            361      573      212   
12   Mickey Mantle               346      536      190   
13   Frank Robinson              337      586      249   
14   Willie McCovey              333      521      188   
15   Sammy Sosa                  332      564      232 

3) The Orioles passed the Devil Rays into sole possession of 3rd place in the AL East.

4) The Rangers moved into a virtual tie, with the Angels, for 2nd place in the AL West. The Rangers lead in PCT.

5) The Padres passed the Giants into sole possession of 2nd place in the NL West.

6) Edgar Martinez passed David Justice and tied Fred Lynn for 96th place on the all time HR list, with 306.

7) The Royals sent SS Angel Berroa and P Ryan Bukvich to the minors and called up SS Andres Blanco and P Jorge Vasquez.

After a -7 RCAA/.789 OPS rookie season, Berroa is off to a .368 SLG, .295 OBA, .663 OPS, -15 RCAA start in his first 96 games. He has a .731 career OPS, compared to his league average of .766, and -29 RCAA in 289 games.

Bukvich has a 6.54 ERA/-6 RSAA in 44 career games, including a 3.68 ERA/1 RSAA in 9 games in 2004.

Blanco is off to a .323 SLG, .324 OBA, .646 OPS, -2 RCAA start in his first 10 career games.

8) The Astros placed P Darren Oliver on the 15 day DL, sent P Tim Redding to the minors and called up Ps Chad Qualls and Carlos Hernandez.

Oliver has shoulder problems.

After a 3.68 ERA/15 RSAA in 2003, his first full year in the majors, Redding is off to a 5.73 ERA/-13 RSAA start in his first 16 starts (23 games). He has a 4.73 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.27, and -13 RSAA in 87 games.

Hernandez had a 3.92 ERA/6 RSAA in 26 games with the 2001-02 Astros.

9) Mets P Tom Glavine lost 2 front teeth and received stitches, for a lacerated lower lip, in a car accident. He was scratched from today’s start. Glavine was in a cab and was the only individual injured.

After 2.96 ERA/29 RSAA and 4.52 ERA/-6 RSAA seasons, Glavine is off to a 2.92 ERA/22 RSAA start in his first 24 starts. He has a 3.41 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.08, and 300 RSAA in 561 games.

Glavine ranks 10th on the NL career RSAA list (since 1900)–

RSAA    
1    Greg Maddux                 546   
2    Grover C Alexander          524   
3    Christy Mathewson           405   
4    Tom Seaver                  362   
5    Carl Hubbell                355   
6    Bob Gibson                  350   
7    Phil Niekro                 337   
8    Warren Spahn                319   
9    Steve Carlton               311   
10   Tom Glavine                 300   
11   Randy Johnson               294   
12   Curt Schilling              291  

10) The Rockies activated P Joe Kennedy from the DL, called up C J.D. Closser, placed C Todd Greene on the 15 day DL and designated P Travis Driskill for assignment.

After 4.53 ERA/-1 RSAA and 6.13 ERA/-24 RSAA seasons, Kennedy is off to a 3.84 ERA/17 RSAA start in his first 18 starts, in his first year in Coors. He has a 4.77 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.45, and -7 RSAA in 100 games.

Greene has a strained left hamstring. After -2 RCAA/.862 OPS and -12 RCAA/.677 OPS seasons, he’s off to a .510 SLG, .305 OBA, .815 OPS, -7 RCAA start in his first 60 games. It’s the first time in his 9 year career that he had back to back years with 60+ games and has a .718 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and -60 RCAA in 422 games.

Driskill has a 5.29 ERA/-18 RSAA in 54 career games, including a 6.48 ERA/-1 RSAA in 5 games in 2004.

11) The Twins sent P Aaron Fultz to the minors and called up P Matt Guerrier.

After 4.79 ERA/-5 RSAA and 5.21 ERA/-1 RSAA seasons, Fultz is off to a 4.57 ERA/1 RSAA start in his first 47 games. He has a 4.77 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.46 and -13 RSAA in 278 games.

Guerrier has a 5.40 ERA/-1 RSAA in his first 4 career games (2 starts).

12) Cardinals P Chris Carpenter had to leave yesterday’s game, due to tightness in his lower, in just the 3rd inning. He expects to be able to make his next start.

After missing the 2003 season, Carpenter is off to a 3.73 ERA/6 RSAA in his first 22 starts. He has a 4.67 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.62, and -1 RSAA in 174 games.

13) Phillies P Kevin Millwood was diagnosed with a sprained ligament and strained tendon in his elbow. He’s not expected to able to throw for 3-4 weeks and could be out for the rest of the season.

Millwood was placed on the DL on Saturday.

14) The Phillies activated P Vicente Padilla from the DL, officially added P Cory Lidle to the roster, sent P Geoff Geary to the minors and designated P Paul Abbott for assignment.

After 3.28 ERA/11 RSAA and 3.62 ERA/10 RSAA seasons, Padilla’s off to a 3.90 ERA/3 RSAA in his first 11 starts. He has a 3.64 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.27, and 27 RSAA in 158 games.

Geary has a 6.69 ERA/-10 RSAA in 26 career games, including a 7.12 ERA/-10 RSAA in 21 games in 2004.

After pitching in just 17 games in 2002-03, Abbott is off to a 6.47 ERA/-23 RSAA in 19 starts (20 games) in 2004. He had double digit negative RSAA with both the 2004 Devil Rays and Phillies, pitching in 10 games with each of them. Abbott has a 4.92 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.57, and -40 RSAA in 162 games.

15) The Orioles activated RF Jay Gibbons from the DL and designated C Ken Huckaby for assignment.

After 2 RCAA/.792 OPS and 9 RCAA/.786 OPS seasons, Gibbons is off to a .343 SLG, .289 OBA, .632 OPS, -15 RCAA start in his first 54 games. He has a .767 career OPS, compared to his league average of .763, and -5 RCAA in 423 games.

Huckaby has -26 RCAA/.556 OPS in 110 career games, including a .216 SLG, .225 OBA, .441 OPS, -6 RCAA in 16 games with the 2004 Rangers and Orioles.

16) Whitesox P Scott Schoeneweis will have arthroscopic elbow surgery, will miss at least a month and could be out for the rest of the season.

Schoeneweis was placed on the DL on August 7.

17) The Mariners called up OF Hiram Bocachica and sent P Cha Seung Baek to the minors.

After appearing on just 6 games in 2003, Bocachica is off to a .339 SLG, .314 OBA, .653 OPS, -2 RCAA start in his first 32 games. He has a .634 career OPS, compared to his league average of .770, and -16 RCAA in 204 games.

Baek pitched 1 shutout inning in his only career game.

18) The Angels activated OF Jeff DaVanon from the DL and sent C Wil Nieves to the minors.

After having 12 RCAA/.805 OPS 2003, his first year with more than 40 games, DaVanon is hitting .411 SLG, .378 OBA, .789 OPS, 9 RCAA in his first 73 games. He has a .773 career OPS, compared to his league average of .766, and 12 RCAA in 259 games.

Nieves didn’t appear in any games during this brief callup.

19) Tigers 2B Fernando Vina was diagnosed with a partial tendon tear in his left knee. A decision hasn’t been made yet on whether he needs surgery, but he will be out for the rest of the season.

Vina’s been on the DL since May 12.

20) Mariners P Eddie Guardado has a torn rotator cuff and will almost certainly need surgery that will not only end his season, but could keep him out for a good portion of 2005.

Guardado has been on the DL since August 1.

21) Mariners P Rafael Soriano will have Tommy John surgery.

Soriano has been on the DL since May 11.

22) Yankees P Javier Vazquez was scratched from today’s start, due to pink eye.

After 3.91 ERA/6 RSAA and 3.24 ERA/48 RSAA seasons, Vazquez is off to a 4.12 ERA/6 RSAA start in his first 23 starts. He has a 4.15 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.38, and 58 RSAA in 215 games.

23) Astros SS Adam Everett won’t need surgery on the broken ulna bone in his left wrist and, instead, he’ll just get a cast. Nevertheless, he’s still expected to be out for 4-6 weeks.

Everett has been on the DL since August 7.

24) The Reds activated P John Riedling from the bereavement list.

He takes Cory Lidle’s roster spot.

25) The Brewers re-signed OF Jon Nunnally to a minor league contract.

He was in their minor league system, before being released 10 days ago.


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