Friday, November 13, 2009

More GIDP fun

Yesterday's post spawned some more curiosity, so let's take us a gander at the rate of GIDPs per batted ball. If batted ball is defined as (AB - K) + SAC, then following this formula, Tejada had (635 ABs - 48K) + 8 SAC = (635 - 48) + 8 = 595 batted balls. We already know that Tejada grounded into 29 double plays. This is a rate of 20.517 batted balls per GIDP (46th. Meaning there were 45 players who GIDPed at a better rate of Batted Balls than Tejada). Who GIDPed more often than Tejada (per batted ball)?

Oh, in order to be on this list, a player had to have grounded into at least five double plays (with at least 100 batted balls)

Name (Team)Batted BallsGIDPBB per GIDP
Kearns (WAS)1231210.250
Soto (CHC)2591913.632
Hall (MIL)1431014.300
Redmond (MIN)116814.500
Quintero (HOU)116814.500
Jaramillo (PIT)1741115.818
Lowell (BOS)3892416.208
Helms (FLA)1641016.400
Molina (StL)4492716.630
Longoria (TB)4512716.704
Pudge (HOU/TEX)3372016.850
Kouzmanoff (SD)4292517.160
Romero (ARI)122717.429
Guillen (KC)2321317.846
Young (MIN)3081718.118
Johnson (SEA)2021118.364
Molina (ARI)112618.667
Kapler (TB)170918.889
Baldelli (BOS)114619.000
Pence (HOU)4792519.160
Gonzalez (SD)4482319.478
Doumit (PIT)2341219.500
Hill (CHC)178919.778
Beltre (SEA)3771919.842
Aurilia (SF)101520.200
Millar (TOR)2021020.200
Young (PIT)2661320.462
Diaz (ATL)2871420.500
Guerrero (LAA)3281620.500
Tejada (HOU)5952920.517

Lance Berkman posted a 28.846 BB/GIDP rate. Other players with a better GIDP/BB ratio than Tejada who also had 500+ batted balls were: Jose Lopez (22.160), Albert Pujols (22.261), Ryan Zimmerman (22.727), Miguel Cabrera (22.955), Brandon Phillips (24.714), and Carlos Lee (26.524).