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Austin Jackson Open Thread

I didn’t confirm these numbers, but I’m listening to the Tigers game and Dan Dickerson mentioned that the average player scores 30% of the time when he reaches base.  Austin Jackson scores 41% of the time he reaches base and he attributed this to his speed.  I think it’s more because he has a guy like Cabrera hitting a few spots in front of him.  Cabrera has driven in Jackson 21 times this season.  Oddly, that’s third to himself (31 times) and Johnny Damon (23 times).  Just wondering what others though.

The 30% scoring rate is consistent with the 70% strand rate that I’m familiar with for pitchers. Jackson is fast but I don’t put him in the same speed category as a number of noted burners in baseball. It would be fairly easy to research the scoring rate for guys like Carl Crawford, Rajai Davis, Brent Gardner, et al, and compare it with Jackson’s numbers.

Posted by Randy LeVasseur on August 21st, 2010 at 9:34 pm

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