This week we only have a few questions for respondents, with the main focus being on some of the early storylines of the short season. We have some wild stats out there already, which would normally be something we pay little attention to, but a third of a way through the season they carry different weight. We also look at some legacy players as well as the reality that teams just continue to miss series.
Wildest stat so far
So obviously all of these are bananas, and at one point after this poll Blackmon actually got his average up to .500. Five hundred! He’s currently at .447, the highest of the three players (Donovan Solano and DJ LeMahieu are the others) over .400. That’s ridiculous, and I understand why they’re winning. That being said, give me the Dobnak ERA. The other players on this list are doing ridiculous things, but we also knew they were very good. Dobnak is doing something absurd completely out of nowhere. And before you come at me about ERA in this small a sample, the winner here was batting average! I really can’t believe Dobnak is last here.
Best Legacy Player
This one is no contest, and frankly it’s ridiculous that Tatís got under 50 percent of the vote. He’s not only the best legacy player in the game, but he’s also one of the best players in baseball. In fact, there is some buzz for him being just that. Of course, that is the annual tradition of trying to find a best player in baseball not named Mike Trout, and Tatís is not better than Trout, but he’s as exciting as it gets and is the runaway obvious answer here.
Who will miss series?
I suppose it depends what this means. Does this mean 6-15 teams will have enough positive tests to cancel series? Or are we counting the teams they were supposed to play, too, even if they didn’t have any positive tests. If it’s the former, give me 0-5, but on the higher end. If it’s the latter, then we might already be in the 6-15 range given how many series were missed by the Cardinals. Oh, and overnight the Reds had their game against the Pirates on Saturday cancelled.