Sunday, September 14, 2008

#761 Tony Armas

Why this card is awesome: Because I'm pretty sure Armas either homered or struck out on that pitch. Snicker.

Armas is the father of current major leaguer guessed it...Tony Armas.

Cool stat: Armas was a classic Rob Deer type. He had massive power but had some years with a very low batting average, and he couldn't take a walk to save his life. To think that a guy with a .287 career OBP had 3 years of more than 35 HR is crazy. He had the lowest OBP in a season with at least 35 HR (although Dave Kingman's representation on that list cannot be ignored.) He also had the lowest OBP in a season with at least 40 HR. And he has BY FAR the lowest OBP of any player with at least 250 career HR.

1 comment:

Matt said...

I'm going to have to politely disagree that Tony Armas and Rob Deer are that similar. Deer is a genuine Three True Outcomes guy, as just over 49% of his career plate appearances ended in a strikeout, walk, or home run. Armas's TTO rate is a paltry 31%.