Hey guys, this is kind of a cross post (spam) but I wanted to share it anyways because I thought it was cool. I've been playing with the Lahman Database recently and I thought it would be interesting to see which Giants hitter (SF era) had the highest TTO (Three True Outcomes) score.
TTO is defined as:
It's just a fun measure to see what percentage of player AB results in a HR, BB, or K.
~ I've limited the sample to hitters with at least 500 career ABs
~ I've also tossed out pitchers from the sample, other wise Mike McCormick and Gaylord Perry kept showing up in my list.
The Top-10 SF Giants TTO hitters, 1958-2008:
|cruzjo02||Jose Cruz Jr.||102||121||20||539||37.91%|
I can't say I'm surprised to see Kingman at #1, he is almost one of the definitions of a TTO player. It's an interesting list, but I had never, ever heard of Billy North? Does anyone else remember him? He played CF with the Giants from 1979-1981 and was a master at drawing walks. He had zero power -- career SLG of .323 -- but he got on base. His 1980 season in particular is pretty interesting. He hit: .251/.373/.292 with 81 walks to 79 strikeouts. He also stole 45 bases.
I'll be posting the Bottom-10 TTO list in this thread tomorrow if there's interest.
*Bonds' walk total doesn't include the 575 IBBs he accrued during his time with the Giants. If you throw them in to his BB total, he moves past Kingman by a fraction of a percentage point.
Top-20 Single Season TTO% (Min. 100 ABs)
|Year||PlayerID||Name||Sum of HR||Sum of BB||Sum of SO||Sum of AB||TTO%|
Rob Deer -- maybe the TTO prototype -- comes in at #1 for the highest TTO% score in Giants history. I actually ran this data back to the New York era but I didn't think I would get much. Lots of Barry Bonds and Dave Kingman on this list. Galarraga makes an appearance as does Bobby Estalella. I'll be posting the Bottom-10 TTOs tomorrow.
Bottom-10 SF Giants TTO hitters, 1958-2008 aka HACKERS LIST.
Lots of Alous on this list. And we also get a Neifi Perez sighting!