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Johnny Dickshot
Aug 30 2005 09:36 AM

Weíre headed to the homestretch now... but how closely have you been watching? Following are a list of esoteric stats for the season: I need the Met who ranks the best/most AND least/worst in each category. You needenít provide me with the numbers EXCEPT for the Bonus Tiebreaker Question below.

Rules (read these): Absolutely no looking it up. Limit your guessses to those Mets who have ammassed more than 150 PAs this season (Jacobs and Williams donít count; Anderson & Woodward do). Iím too busy to be checking and correcting multiple guesses, so guess once, answer all the questions, and Iíll grade your papers later (around 4 p.m.). In the event of a tie the Poolian who guesses cloest to the bonus tiebreaker question will be crowned champion and receive the Dickshot Cup (that is, a cup of tap beer) in a gala awards ceremony at Shea Stadium (game ticket not included).

EDIT: Just to be clear, these are all offensive leaders/laggards I'm looking for. No pitchers count.

Ready? Hereís your first subject. Go:

1. Pitches per plate appearance (most/least)

2. Runs created per 27 outs (most/least)

3. Walks to strikeout ratio (best-highest/worst-lowest)

4. Isolated Power (best/worst)

5. OPS vs. Left-handed pitching (highest/lowest)

6. OPS vs. Right-handed pitching (higest/lowest)

Bonus Tiebreaker: How many Official At-Bats have the Mets ammassed as a team this year (as of today, per ESPN stats)?

Frayed Knot
Aug 30 2005 09:50 AM

1) Pitches per/AB
Most = Wright
Least = Beltran

2) Runs Created/per 27
Most = Wright
Least = Matsui

3) Walks/Strikeout Ratio
Best = Wright
Worst = Reyes

4) Isolated Power
Best = Castro
Worst = Matsui

5) OPS v/LHP
Highest = Wright
Lowest = Anderson

6) OPS v/RHP
Highest = Floyd
Lowest = Matsui

Bonus: Official ABs/team = 4,660

seawolf17
Aug 30 2005 09:52 AM

1. Most PPPA: Wright. Least PPPA: Piazza.
2. Most RC/27: Wright. Least RC/27: Cairo.
3. Best W/K: Mientkiewicz. Worst W/K: Matsui.
4. Best Iso: Floyd. Worst Iso: Matsui.
5. Best OPSL: Wright. Worst OPSL: Cairo.
6. Best OPSR: Floyd. Worst OPSR: Cairo.
Bonus: 130 G x 34ish AB/G = 4420

Gwreck
Aug 30 2005 09:55 AM

1. Most: Wright; Least: Cairo

2. Most: Wright: Least: Matsui

3. Most: Wright, Least: Castro

4. Most: Floyd ; Least: Anderson

5. High: Wright, Low: Anderson

6. High: Floyd: Low: Matsui

Tiebreaker: 3900

Rotblatt
Aug 30 2005 10:24 AM

1. Pitches per plate appearance (most/least)

Wright / Reyes

2. Runs created per 27 outs (most/least)

Wright / Matsui

3. Walks to strikeout ratio (best-highest/worst-lowest)

Piazza / Matsui

4. Isolated Power (best/worst)

Floyd / Cairo

5. OPS vs. Left-handed pitching (highest/lowest)

Wright / Anderson

6. OPS vs. Right-handed pitching (higest/lowest)

Floyd / Matsui

Bonus Tiebreaker: How many Official At-Bats have the Mets ammassed as a team this year

4,392

Edgy DC
Aug 30 2005 10:32 AM

Good rule. Multiple guessers stink.

1. Pitches per plate appearance (most/least)

Mientkiewicz / Beltran

2. Runs created per 27 outs (most/least)

Wright / Cairo

3. Walks to strikeout ratio (best-highest/worst-lowest)

Piazza / Slameron

4. Isolated Power (best/worst)

Floyd / Cairo

5. OPS vs. Left-handed pitching (highest/lowest)

Wright / Matsui

6. OPS vs. Right-handed pitching (higest/lowest)

Floyd / Cairo

Bonus Tiebreaker: How many Official At-Bats have the Mets ammassed as a team this year

4,744

Johnny Dickshot
Aug 30 2005 12:43 PM

*bump*

3 hrs, 18 mins to get your votes in. Free beer for the winner.

Bret Sabermetric
Aug 30 2005 12:52 PM

Johnny Dickshot wrote:
*bump*

3 hrs, 18 mins to get your votes in. Free beer for the winner.


What if the winner doesn't like beer?


1. Pitches per plate appearance (most/least)

Wright/Cairo

2. Runs created per 27 outs (most/least)

Wright / Matsui

3. Walks to strikeout ratio (best-highest/worst-lowest)

Wright/ matsui

4. Isolated Power (best/worst)

Floyd / Matsui

5. OPS vs. Left-handed pitching (highest/lowest)

Wright / Anderson

6. OPS vs. Right-handed pitching (higest/lowest)

Floyd / Cairo

Bonus Tiebreaker: How many Official At-Bats have the Mets ammassed as a team this year

4,321

Willets Point
Aug 30 2005 01:06 PM

Bret Sabermetric wrote:

What if the winner doesn't like beer?


Then you can share it with your buddies Willets Point and Rockin' Doc.

Lundy
Aug 30 2005 01:14 PM

1. Pitches per plate appearance (most/least)
Wright/Reyes

2. Runs created per 27 outs (most/least)
Floyd/Cairo

3. Walks to strikeout ratio (best-highest/worst-lowest)
Wright/Reyes

4. Isolated Power (best/worst)
Floyd/Matsui

5. OPS vs. Left-handed pitching (highest/lowest)
Wright/Matsui

6. OPS vs. Right-handed pitching (higest/lowest)
Floyd/Cairo

Bonus Tiebreaker: How many Official At-Bats have the Mets ammassed as a team this year (as of today, per ESPN stats)?
4,780

Centerfield
Aug 30 2005 01:15 PM

1) Pitches per/AB
Most = Cameron
Least = Beltran

2) Runs Created/per 27
Most = Wright
Least = Matsui

3) Walks/Strikeout Ratio
Best = Wright
Worst = Reyes

4) Isolated Power
Best = Floyd
Worst = Matsui

5) OPS v/LHP
Highest = Wright
Lowest = Cairo

6) OPS v/RHP
Highest = Floyd
Lowest = Matsui

Bonus: Official ABs/team = 4,199

Johnny Dickshot
Aug 30 2005 05:15 PM

ANSWERS

1. Pitches per plate appearance
Most: Cameron 4.06 (a key correct guess for Centerfield -- the only one to get this right. I was rooting for everyone to get this wrong)
Least: Cairo 3.52 (confirming his hacktastic ways was the thing that inspired this kwiz -- actually, a journey to diocover just how many times he retired himself on a single pitch -- seems like every time when Iím watching). Congrats to Gwreck and Bret Sabermetric for nailing this one.

2. RC/27
Best: David Wright 7.48 (wham! -- everyone but Lundy got this correct.
Worst: Matsui 3.10 (everyone but Seawolf, edgy and Lundy got this one right)

3. BB/K Ratio
Best: Doug Mientkiewicz 0.83 (I wouldnít have guessed it either -- And of you only Seawolf did)
Worst: Iíd have accepted Matsui or Woodward, both at 0.29 --way to go Seawolf, Rottblatt and Bret

4. Isolated Power
Best: Victor Diaz! .240 Nobody guessed this correctly
Worst: Matsui .079 -- LF, Seawolf, Bret & Lundy get it right.

5. OPS-Lefties
Best: Wright 1.063 (Finally, a question that everybody got right!)
Worst: Cairo .524 (This really surprised me, even though Cairo sucking shouldnít -- congrats to Seawolf and CF for getting this right)

6. OPS-RHP
Best: Floyd .920 (Good job, class: You all got this correct)
Worst: Matsui .592 (LF, Gwreck, Rott and CF with correct answers)

Tiebreaker: We didnít need it, but I want to give a shout-out to Seawolf who missed by only 4 at-bats! Wow! He guessed 4420; the actual number 4416 -- the next closest guess, from Bret Sabermetric, 95 ABs away.

However, the winner of Dickshot Cup Of Beer is CF with 8 out of a possible 12 or 67%
The final standings:
1. Centerfield 8/12
2. Seawolf 7/12
3 tie. Rotblatt, Gwreck, Bret 6/12
6. LF 5/12
7 tie. EdgyDC, Lundy 3/12

Gwreck
Aug 30 2005 05:33 PM

Thanks for the quiz...was fun. Off to the game...Let's Go Mets!

Edgy DC
Aug 30 2005 05:39 PM

I was going to say 4416.

Bret Sabermetric
Aug 30 2005 05:56 PM

I want to see the Dickshot Cup of Beer as it's being shot, uh, poured.

Centerfield
Aug 30 2005 06:00 PM

Awesome. I love Dickshot beer.

Why does the above sentence sound so wrong...

Frayed Knot
Aug 30 2005 11:34 PM

Is it true that the free beer is only payable the next day and that if the winner isn't at Shea to claim it that the prize will be awarded to the first contestant you happen to see that night?

That's the version I heard anyway.