2012 Hit By Pitch Rates
After last night's bench clearing brawl between the Dodgers and Padres we decided to take a quick look at MLB's league leaders in 2012 in the "hit by pitch" category. Carlos Quentin (Padres) led MLB batters in 2012 with a HBP Rate of 5% as he was hit 17 times. Gavin Floyd of the White Sox led all MLB pitchers hitting 14 batters with a HBP rate of 1.93%.
A few more related "2012 hit by pitch" notes...
1. During the 2012 regular season there were a total of 1,494 plate appearances that resulted in a hit by pitch.
2. During the 2012 regular season Zach Greinke hit a total of 2 opposing batters.
3. During the 2012 regular season, of the 1,494 plate appearances that resulted in a hit by pitch, only 53 occurred with a 3-2 count (3.5%).
Reader Comments (1)
I played a lot of baseball as a kid and I led the league one year in getting hit by a pitch. It hurts. I never charged the mound but I didn't like pitchers very much. I remember Minnie Minoso had an answer. When he got a little "chin music" played for him he got back up and dusted himself off and missed the next pitch by at least a foot and the bat went sailing right at the pitchers legs. Minnie looked at his hands and said "Ball slip, bat slip." Minnie didn't have a lot of pitchers throwing at hinm after that.