RFI: Pitchers Who Can Hit The Ball

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Randy Wolf hits 2 in Philadelphia tonight. This place should be named Coors Field Lite.

gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 12 August 2004 00:49 (sixteen years ago) link


cinniblount (James Blount), Thursday, 12 August 2004 00:52 (sixteen years ago) link

Jason Marquis - .300 in 50 at bats, 6 doubles, 8 rbi's.

bnw (bnw), Thursday, 12 August 2004 01:10 (sixteen years ago) link

Brooks Kieschnick to thread!

mattbot (mattbot), Thursday, 12 August 2004 01:18 (sixteen years ago) link

I think Tim Lollar did that once, he was a great hitter for a pitcher.

Fernando Valenzuela was also a pretty good hitter. I think he once won a game as a pinch hitter in a long extra inning game when he was with the Dodgers.

Earl Nash (earlnash), Thursday, 12 August 2004 01:35 (sixteen years ago) link

In 1971, Rick Wise hit two home runs the same game he pitched a no-hitter for the Phillies against the Reds at Riverfront Stadium!

jimmy crackhorn (don maynard), Thursday, 12 August 2004 01:58 (sixteen years ago) link

Dave McNally hit a grandslam in the World Series for the O's back in the day.

Rick Wise reminds me of Rick Rhoden, who was also a very good hitting pitcher.

Bob Gibson was also known as a good hitter.

Earl Nash (earlnash), Thursday, 12 August 2004 02:04 (sixteen years ago) link

Babe Ruth was known to be fairly competent with the wood.

oops (Oops), Thursday, 12 August 2004 03:38 (sixteen years ago) link

Mike Hampton, Livan Hernandez, Dontrelle Willis, ya betta ask someone

Begs2Differ (Begs2Differ), Thursday, 12 August 2004 12:33 (sixteen years ago) link


hstencil (hstencil), Thursday, 12 August 2004 17:36 (sixteen years ago) link

rick ankmotherfuckingkeil!! and you haven't seen the last of him!

John (jdahlem), Thursday, 12 August 2004 18:01 (sixteen years ago) link

maddux/glavine/smoltz were all decent at the plate. steve avery, not so much.

who are the *worst* hitting pitchers? my gf thinks i'm full of shit if i say that i'm a better hitter than jason schmidt.

mookieproof (mookieproof), Thursday, 12 August 2004 19:03 (sixteen years ago) link

Al Leiter, come on down (& leave your bat in the dugout, plz)!

David R. (popshots75`), Thursday, 12 August 2004 19:12 (sixteen years ago) link

Schmidt's got a HR this year! And it was a bent-arm dinger too!

Marichal could hit catchers pretty well.

Mr. Tony Plow (Leee), Thursday, 12 August 2004 19:49 (sixteen years ago) link

Schmidt hit a grand salami in spring training.

gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 12 August 2004 20:01 (sixteen years ago) link

I believe Jeff Suppan is still 0 for 2004. Bob Forsch could hit back in the day.

bnw (bnw), Thursday, 12 August 2004 20:39 (sixteen years ago) link

eleven months pass...
for bnw:

- J. Marquis hit for M. Mulder
- J. Marquis singled to pitcher, S. Taguchi to third

gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 11 August 2005 20:20 (fifteen years ago) link

J. Marquis singled to pitcher

Man, what a slugger.

polyphonic (polyphonic), Thursday, 11 August 2005 20:27 (fifteen years ago) link


John (jdahlem), Thursday, 11 August 2005 20:28 (fifteen years ago) link


gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 11 August 2005 20:37 (fifteen years ago) link

Does Dahlem hate me or was he referring to someone else xpost.

polyphonic (polyphonic), Thursday, 11 August 2005 20:53 (fifteen years ago) link

he's referring to la russa!

Jams Murphy (ystrickler), Thursday, 11 August 2005 21:05 (fifteen years ago) link

Oh right.

Because I am definitely not a genius, I have many posts on this board to prove it.

polyphonic (polyphonic), Thursday, 11 August 2005 21:31 (fifteen years ago) link


Lupton Pitman (Chris V), Friday, 12 August 2005 13:18 (fifteen years ago) link

nothing to crow about, i guess, but livan is handily out-ops'ing cristian guzman by .523 to .503

jonathan quayle higgins (j.q. higgins), Friday, 12 August 2005 13:28 (fifteen years ago) link

[no one but g is going to follow this but] placido polanco is and always has been a VERY GOOD player. ASSHOLE.

(and no poly i don't hate you tho la russa not infrequently gets on my nerves)

John (jdahlem), Friday, 12 August 2005 13:30 (fifteen years ago) link

Hey John, I realize that you were personally offended by me suggesting that THE KING FELIX HERNANDEZ striking out Placido Polanco is no big whoop*, but may I request that you curtail the personal insults, regardless of who it is on ILB that may have irked you?

Thank you!

The management.

*Jason Marquis: .344/.365/.525 = .890 OPS
Placido Polanco: .337/.404/.446 = .850 OPS (career year)

gygax! (gygax!), Friday, 12 August 2005 15:41 (fifteen years ago) link

(sample size alert!)

David R. (popshots75`), Friday, 12 August 2005 15:52 (fifteen years ago) link

ok dude, that is what i call a blatant abuse of power. you cannot, as moderator, 'request' that i stop calling you an asshole and THEN proceed to do an asshole thing like that. that's just mean, and i won't stand for it. i won't.

John (jdahlem), Friday, 12 August 2005 15:55 (fifteen years ago) link

you've fallen into an ingeniously laid trap, dave! he's simultaneously disparaging polanco & making me look like a fool for calling out la russa and giving polanco props and as soon as you call him on his arg's fallacy he gets to come back with THIRTEEN INNINGS or something. what an ARGH!

John (jdahlem), Friday, 12 August 2005 16:00 (fifteen years ago) link

Glavine got 3 hits yesterday along with a tough loss and a decimated outfield.

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Friday, 12 August 2005 16:16 (fifteen years ago) link

You don't need the help from gygax!

Leeeeeeee (Leee), Friday, 12 August 2005 17:02 (fifteen years ago) link

after getting a pinch hit yesterday, Marquis went 2 for 3 today with a double.

oops (Oops), Friday, 12 August 2005 19:39 (fifteen years ago) link


(what leee?)

John (jdahlem), Friday, 12 August 2005 19:48 (fifteen years ago) link

two years pass...

micah owings (2007 = .333/.349/.683 = 1.033 OPS) continues to mash mash mash.

Steve Shasta, Friday, 4 April 2008 20:58 (twelve years ago) link

Q: How important are good-hitting pitchers to the success of an offense in the N.L.?

A: Exactly as important as good-fitting underwear on a long drive.

--Bill James

mookieproof, Friday, 4 April 2008 21:03 (twelve years ago) link

rick ankmotherfuckingkeil!! and you haven't seen the last of him!

-- John (jdahlem), Thursday, August 12, 2004 6:01 PM (3 years ago) Bookmark Link

Andy K, Friday, 4 April 2008 21:06 (twelve years ago) link

maybe they had the same pharmacist

bnw, Friday, 4 April 2008 21:28 (twelve years ago) link

rick ankiel is more like a "pitcher" than a pitcher.

Steve Shasta, Friday, 4 April 2008 21:32 (twelve years ago) link

^^aw c'mon he was just a kid.

Woody Williams

Jose Canseco and Steve Finley?


felicity, Friday, 4 April 2008 21:34 (twelve years ago) link

Carlos Zambrano

felicity, Friday, 4 April 2008 21:34 (twelve years ago) link

rick rhoden

mookieproof, Friday, 4 April 2008 21:43 (twelve years ago) link

Randy Wolf hits 2 in Philadelphia tonight. This place should be named Coors Field Lite.

-- gygax! (gygax!), Wednesday, August 11, 2004 8:49 PM (3 years ago) Bookmark Link

that's some don rickles level comedy right dere

RIP dude

sanskrit, Saturday, 5 April 2008 01:10 (twelve years ago) link

CC Sabithia should be pinch hitting for the Tribesman.

brownie, Saturday, 5 April 2008 01:16 (twelve years ago) link

SabAthia, TribesmEn

brownie, Saturday, 5 April 2008 01:17 (twelve years ago) link

SS Carpathia

Andy K, Saturday, 5 April 2008 02:58 (twelve years ago) link

lmao dat fuccn bill james article is tyte...

Q: Billy Beane, G.M. for the Oakland A’s, has made sabermetric stats a major part of his “value” philosophy when building a baseball team. He’s frequently said that his method will build regular season winners but it doesn’t seem to work in the playoffs. Do you think that this is simply a result of a small sample size or the wrong statistics being used, or is it something more fundamental about “unmeasurable” statistics, like the ability to perform under pressure and “heart?”

A: Oh, I thought people had stopped asking that. Blast from the past there.

cankles, Saturday, 5 April 2008 13:19 (twelve years ago) link

I think Greg Maddux has to be considered about the best all around pitcher of his generation, as beyond his pitching prowess, the guy is great with the glove and quite competent with the stick. He is one of those guys that seemed to actually take serious being able to lay a bunt down.

earlnash, Saturday, 5 April 2008 17:16 (twelve years ago) link

i LOLed hard for some reason last week in santana's first met AB that he took a fuckin vlad guerrero cut at an eye level fast ball (missed obv, strike 3)

johnny crunch, Saturday, 5 April 2008 17:20 (twelve years ago) link

Alfonseca batted .667 in 2002 with the Cubs.:

Don Baylor managed to send Alfonseca to the plate with the bases loaded with two outs in the 9th inning of a slim 4-3 Cubs lead. In the bottom of the 8th inning, Baylor inexplicably double-switched in Augie Ojeda for Mark Bellhorn, the 6th batter due in the 9th inning instead of Delino DeShields, the 9th batter due. Of course, Alfonseca came up. Of course, Baylor was too stupid to realize that in a situation like that, you pinch hit, pray for a base hit, and get your best reliever still in the bullpen warmed up. Of course, Alfonseca looked like a complete jackass at the plate. Of course, he hit a weak ground ball which miraculously found the side of the first-base bag, kicked up over Lee Stevens’ head, and scored two runs.

felicity, Sunday, 6 April 2008 01:21 (twelve years ago) link

Nice opposite-field RBI single for Zambrano!

felicity, Thursday, 17 April 2008 01:07 (twelve years ago) link

Big Z is 3-for-4 with a double. So far.

felicity, Thursday, 17 April 2008 02:22 (twelve years ago) link

Cubs pitchers! Jason Marquis RBI double!

felicity, Saturday, 19 April 2008 18:37 (twelve years ago) link

two weeks pass...

wes ferrell was pretty good


xhuxk, Monday, 5 May 2008 00:45 (twelve years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Carlos Zambrano is 4 for 5 on thnight, with 2 RBI.

felicity, Saturday, 24 May 2008 01:37 (twelve years ago) link


Steve Shasta, Thursday, 29 May 2008 17:09 (twelve years ago) link


Dontrelle Willis: +8.7 runs per season. Willis' hitting is strong enough that there’s a real transaction cost when he plays in the American League—there’s about a win's worth of value that simply isn’t going to be realized in a DH league.

mattbot, Thursday, 29 May 2008 17:20 (twelve years ago) link

The absence of pitcher hitting stats is my least favorite part of leaguewide fantasy baseball. There are NL-only leagues for that reason I hope.

Where is there even a good, easy place to find pitcher hitting stats besides baseball-reference.com?

felicity, Thursday, 29 May 2008 18:11 (twelve years ago) link

Baseball Prospectus

Alex in SF, Thursday, 29 May 2008 19:05 (twelve years ago) link

Evaluating Pitcher Hitting

zaxxon25, Thursday, 29 May 2008 19:11 (twelve years ago) link


Alex in SF, Thursday, 29 May 2008 19:54 (twelve years ago) link

Also check this article out

Alex in SF, Thursday, 29 May 2008 19:54 (twelve years ago) link


felicity, Thursday, 29 May 2008 21:42 (twelve years ago) link

johan has 8 doubles this year

J0rdan S., Thursday, 29 May 2008 21:44 (twelve years ago) link

If by eight you mean four, then yes he does.

Alex in SF, Thursday, 29 May 2008 22:01 (twelve years ago) link

two weeks pass...

cole hamels is having a decent season at the plate.

.316 BA

j.q higgins, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 01:57 (twelve years ago) link



bnw, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 03:20 (twelve years ago) link

three months pass...

Jake Peavy: Wants to Stay in NL
RotoWire.com Staff - RotoWire.com

Peavy, who the Padres are open to trading, is likely unwilling to approve a trade to the American League, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Recommendation: Peavy’s agent said Peavy would like to stay in the N.L. because of his comfort level in the league and his productivity at the plate (he hit .265 last season). He also mentioned Peavy wanting to end up on a team with “a winning tradition” and in a city that fit “his and his family’s lifestyle.” Peavy still maintains that his first choice is to stay in San Diego, so all of this chatter may be for nothing, but the Padres are taking their due diligence by gauging his trade value. Peavy’s agent mentioned Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and St. Louis as potential destinations.

His family's lifestyle. . .

Alex in SF, Wednesday, 15 October 2008 23:32 (eleven years ago) link

one year passes...

Mike Leake: .417/.440/.458 in 29 PAs

Andy K, Sunday, 6 June 2010 16:42 (ten years ago) link

jesus fuck

gonjasufi smacker (J0rdan S.), Sunday, 6 June 2010 16:45 (ten years ago) link

two months pass...

ted lilly: .029/.108/.029

20 k
2 bb
1 hbp
1 rbi!

mookieproof, Sunday, 8 August 2010 21:01 (ten years ago) link

five years pass...

josh tomlin is 6 for 9 for his career nice

johnny crunch, Friday, 20 May 2016 00:37 (four years ago) link

#Nationals Bryce Harper
Last 190 PA: 11 HR

#Angels Mike Trout
Last 190 PA: 11 HR

#SFGiants Madison Bumgarner
Last 190 PA: 11 HR

mookieproof, Thursday, 2 June 2016 19:26 (four years ago) link

that's the best stat i've seen in a long time.

dynamicinterface, Friday, 3 June 2016 14:50 (four years ago) link

one year passes...

They said swing hard you’ll be fine they said it would be fun #pitcherswhorake pic.twitter.com/lJcfxwGps1

— Conner Greene (@connergreene) May 8, 2018

mookieproof, Wednesday, 9 May 2018 16:13 (two years ago) link

one year passes...


i did not recall russ ortiz as a pitcher who could hit

mookieproof, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 17:58 (eleven months ago) link

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