With the major league baseball season about a quarter over as we head towards the Memorial Day Weekend, we came up with some interesting facts and stats that you may (or may not) be aware of. They are random and shouldn’t have too much bearing on your rosters as they’re just here to hopefully make you say, “Wow, I didn’t know that!” We featured this last season and it was a huge success so back by popular demand, here are some of this season’s most interesting facts & stats…
DID YOU KNOW as of Saturday, May 25th, 2013…
1. That 34 year old Vernon Wells and 35 year old Carlos Beltran have more home runs (20) so far this season than Jay Bruce, Josh Hamilton and Ryan Howard…combined (each has 6)?
2. That in their last four games, the Baltimore Orioles have hit 13 home runs?
3. That Yankees DH Travis Hafner, who doesn’t play everyday, has the third most RBIs on the team?
4. That David Price. Matt Cain, Roy Halladay, Josh Johnson and Josh Beckett ALL have ERAs above 5.00?
5. That SP Jason Marquis leads the National League with 28 walks but is just 2 wins shy of Jordan Zimmerman and Matt Moore who lead the major leagues in wins with 8?
6. That Jimmy Rollins, Denard Span, and Drew Stubbs combined, have less stolen bases than Everth Cabrera (18)?
7. That Kevin Kouzmanoff is the only player to hit a grand slam home run on the very first pitch he ever saw as a major leaguer? It was done against Edison Volquez in the 1st inning vs the Texas Rangers on September 2, 2006.
8. That SP Brandon McCarthy has given up just one run over his last three games (24 innings)?
9. That Baltimore’s Chris Davis leads the major leagues in homes runs with 16 and that Manny Machado, also of the Orioles, leads the majors with 21 doubles?
10. That on May 22, Mike Trout hit for the cycle, a feat accomplished by under 300 players in the history of MLB? He was the youngest to do so in the A.L. at 21 years, 9 months, and 16 days. Mel Ott who achieved the cycle in 1929 at age 20 — is the youngest overall.