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Dewan: Scoring runners from third base with less than two outs

From SABR member John Dewan at ACTA Sports on June 24, 2013:

Reader Phil Levinson writes:

Hi John,

I loved this article, which you wrote back in 2008.

Can you tell me where I can find a site with this stat updated on a regular basis “% of Runners Scored from 3B with Less Than 2 Outs”?

I believe this is the most underrated offensive statistic in baseball, and I want to help give it more publicity.

-Phil

Well, Phil, while our friends at Baseball-Reference do report each hitter's batting line in a number of different situations, I'm not aware of any sites which report success/failure rates as in that Stat of the Week. But, we can update it for you!

Since 2002, MLB players have scored the runner from third 51 percent of the time. The leader in that category (minimum 300 opportunities) is Garret Anderson, followed closely by Victor Martinez and Hideki Matsui.

Read the full article here: http://www.statoftheweek.com

This page was last updated June 24, 2013 at 1:59 pm MST.

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