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RBI Chances Converted

Messing around at Baseball Prospectus, found evidence that OP(P) is deserving of our scorn, and that we should be holding our breath until Chris Burke's return.

It's one thing to get the chance to drive guys in, quite another to get it done.

RBI Chances Converted, 2006
NAME
 
PA PA
W/ ROB
ROB OBI OBI%
Lance Berkman 164 76 101 27 .267
Chris Burke 40 20 25 6 .240
Eric Bruntlett 32 21 32 6 .188
Adam Everett 140 81 117 18 .154
Morgan Ensberg 175 88 120 16 .133
Preston Wilson 161 73 109 14 .128
Fernando Nieve 10 5 8 1 .125
Brad Ausmus 130 64 86 10 .116
Mike Lamb 48 25 35 4 .114
Craig Biggio 167 56 80 9 .113
Eric Munson 38 17 27 3 .111
Willy Taveras 181 71 91 10 .110
Roy Oswalt 29 18 30 3 .100
Jason Lane 162 71 97 9 .093
Orlando Palmeiro 34 11 15 1 .067
Andy Pettitte 20 14 18 1 .056
Wandy Rodriguez 20 12 18 1 .056
Brandon Backe 3 1 1 0 .000
Dave Borkowski 1 1 2 0 .000
Joe McEwing 5 2 3 0 .000
Mike Gallo 1 0 0 0 .000
Taylor Buchholz 16 7 9 0 .000
ROB = Runners on Base
OBI = Others Batted In = RBI - HR
OBI% = Percentage of all runners on base batted in

We'd previously seen that Lance was leading the known civilized world in WPA added, so it should come as no surprise that he also leads the majors in OBI% among those with 50 or more plate appearances.

Garner has spent a lot of time talking about how Lamb's crappy batting average last year belied his good RBI percentage, and the numbers I was able to fetch tell us Gar's not bullshitting us:

Top Ten RBI Chances Converted, 2005
NAME
 
PA PA
W/ ROB
ROB OBI OBI%
Jeff Bagwell 123 66 90 16 .178
Brandon Backe 53 24 34 6 .176
Mike Lamb 349 174 239 41 .172
Humberto Quintero 57 34 44 7 .159
Morgan Ensberg 624 305 415 65 .157
Lance Berkman 565 306 406 58 .143
Todd Self 49 19 21 3 .143
Brad Ausmus 451 227 319 44 .138
Orlando Palmeiro 231 92 129 17 .132
Jose Vizcaino 205 119 170 22 .129