January 14, 2012 at 11:00 am by Ben Duronio under Atlanta Braves
I was bored on twitter last night and started researching some Chipper Jones numbers (always a fun thing to do if you ever get bored on your computer, by the way). I started tweeting some interesting notes and stats, so I figured I would share them with those of you who for some reason do not have twitter.
Chipper Jones is 45 walks away from joining the 1,500 walk club. He will be just the 18th player to accomplish this feat. For comparisons sake, 28 players have 3,000 hits.
Only 11 players in MLB history have more than 1,500 walks and less than 1,500 strikeouts. With just 1,358 strikeouts, Chipper can join this group by season’s end.
With a minimum of 1,600 plate appearances, the only players to ever have an OPS+ of 165 or greater during their age 34-36 seasons combined are Mark McGwire, Barry Bonds, Babe Ruth, Chipper Jones, Tris Speaker, and Honus Wagner.
In Chipper’s age 36 season he hit .364 and had an OBP of .470, making him only the fifth player in MLB history to reach those plateaus in a single season at age 36 or higher. The others are Barry Bonds, Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, and Tris Speaker. Each of them have done this just once.
Chipper has reached base 4,087 times. He is one of only 43 players to reach base 4,000 times (does not include reached on errors), and currently ranks 36th.
Chipper is one of seven players in MLB history to have a line of .300/.400/.500 or better in over 10,000 plate appearances. The others are Babe Ruth, Frank Thomas, Mel Ott, Stan Musial, Ty Cobb, and Tris Speaker.
Only nine players compiled a line of .300/.400/.500 in their age 30-39 seasons, minimum 5,000 plate appearances. Chipper is one of them. The others are Barry Bonds, Babe Ruth, Manny Ramirez, Stan Musial, Edgar Martinez, Ken Williams, Tris Speaker, and Ty Cobb.
Chipper is one of fifteen players to hit over 200 homers and bat over .300 during throughout his 30′s.
Chipper is one of thirteen players to hit over 200 homers and have an OBP over .400 throughout his 30′s.
Chipper’s OPS+ of 142 in his 30′s ranks 17th all-time. His OPS of .925 over that span ranks 13th all-time.
Chipper’s bWAR of 44.4 in his 30′s ranks 20th all-time.
If Chipper nets 200 total bases this season (had 214 in ’11), he will be ranked 28th on the all-time list. He is currently ranked 40th at 4,579 total bases.