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Lance Berkman is a BEAST!

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On April 30th, I made a statement that the Astros have no All Stars on their team...  It looks like Lance Berkman may have taken that to heart.  Now obviously Berkman more than likely doesn't read this blog, but work with me here...

Since 4/30/08, Lance Berkman has been the best offensive player in all of baseball... and it's not even close.

The next closest player to Berkman in OPS would be Chris Snyder of Arizona.  His numbers are quite impressive... but nothing compared to what Lance is doing.  <see compared stats below>

Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB HBP SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Lance Berkman 24 10 16 4 0 3 8 4 0 1 2 1 0.667 0.714 1.208 1.922
                                 
Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB HBP SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Chris Snyder 20 4 10 3 1 1 5 1 1 5 0 0 0.500 0.522 0.900 1.422
                                 
Difference 4 6 6 1 -1 2 3 3 -1 -4 2 1 0.167 0.192 0.308 0.500

This past 10 days for Lance has really moved him up the ranks in many of the reputable offensive categories.  Below show what his stats were on 4/30/08 along with his rank and also his stats how they are now, and his rank now.  These are only including players with 100 plate appearances.

Lance Berkman HR RBI AVG OBP SLG OPS
Stats 4/30 8 25 0.297 0.387 0.644 0.103
Rank T-2nd T-3rd 45th 41st 6th 12th
Stats 5/10 12 35 0.380 0.461 0.783 1.243
Rank 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st 1st

Pretty amazing that he moved up that far in just 10 days. 

Alright, I have some more stats that you may or may not find interesting.  Here are how well Lance has done in the Astros Wins and Losses.

  Games AB H HR RBI AVG
Wins 19 70 34 9 27 0.486
Losses 17 59 15 3 8 0.254

You could at least try to make a case that the Astros success depends on how well Lance Berkman does.