We Love That Guy: inexplicably beloved players

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I have literally passed on watching live Brewers games when he’s not in the lineup

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRuKOV_etf0

I’m going to get fined for being right, again (gyac), Tuesday, 3 October 2023 13:38 (four months ago) link

From the general baseball thread:

The Mathis™ is a season of at least 200 PA with an OPS+ of 60 or lower. It is named after Jeff Mathis, who had 8 such seasons, the live ball era record.

Over 16 seasons, John McDonald (above) had a career OPS+ of 59.

clemenza, Tuesday, 3 October 2023 13:40 (four months ago) link

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I’m going to get fined for being right, again (gyac), Tuesday, 3 October 2023 13:51 (four months ago) link

luis sojo, yankees dynasty utility man who was inexplicably beloved before he became a hero in the 2000 world series, when he became explicably beloved

is he disgruntled adrian? (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 3 October 2023 15:39 (four months ago) link

I don't mean to dump on John McDonald; by all accounts he was a good guy, and if you manage to last 16 seasons bringing zero offense to a team, obviously you're making up for it (somewhat) with defense and other things ("intangibles"). But when you start looking at his career box, it's amazing, especially his 2013 season. For four different teams: 77 PA, .115/.197/.174, OPS+ of 6. For one of the teams his OPS+ was -21, for another -60. Small sample sizes, of course.

clemenza, Tuesday, 3 October 2023 15:43 (four months ago) link

I didn't know OPS+ could be negative...I thought you maxed out at zero.

clemenza, Tuesday, 3 October 2023 15:44 (four months ago) link

Hockey is full of these dudes.

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 3 October 2023 15:54 (four months ago) link

Todd Frazier kinda fits here

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Tuesday, 3 October 2023 15:56 (four months ago) link


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