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True .300 Hitters

Ron Shandler and Co. have determined that true .300 hitters post a contact rate of 86% or better and a walk rate of 11% or better.  Contact rate is defined as (AB-K)/AB.  For our purposes I'll relax the standards to 85% and 10% and see what we can find.  (Interesting side note, Fantasy Sports Ventures just purchased Baseball HQ for over a million bucks.)

NAME CR BB% AVG
Chipper Jones 91.1% 11.4% 0.418
Lance Berkman 87.8% 13.9% 0.388
Rafael Furcal 88.8% 12.3% 0.366
Albert Pujols 89.9% 22.5% 0.355
Sean Casey 93.1% 10.8% 0.345
Ryan Theriot 89.9% 11.7% 0.336
Conor Jackson 92.3% 10.5% 0.331
Joe Mauer 92.0% 12.4% 0.328
Blake Dewitt 87.4% 10.3% 0.320
Brian Schneider 85.9% 10.3% 0.318
Hideki Matsui 86.3% 10.1% 0.317
Yunel Escobar 85.4% 11.4% 0.313
Brian McCann 91.9% 10.5% 0.309
Derrek Lee 86.0% 10.3% 0.305
Carlos Guillen 85.4% 11.9% 0.292
Skip Schumaker 88.0% 10.7% 0.289
Todd Helton 87.2% 15.8% 0.284
Jacoby Ellsbury 88.9% 13.3% 0.282
Alberto Callaspo 94.1% 12.1% 0.275
Scott Podsednik 85.7% 13.8% 0.265
Gregg Zaun 88.3% 10.8% 0.262
Brian Giles 87.8% 14.9% 0.259
Edwin Encarnacion 85.0% 11.4% 0.259
Frank Catalanotto 86.0% 11.9% 0.256
J.J. Hardy 86.6% 10.5% 0.254
Mark Teixeira 85.2% 12.3% 0.254
Cesar Izturis 94.4% 10.4% 0.250
Rich Aurilia 85.7% 10.1% 0.245
Luis Castillo 89.6% 13.5% 0.245
Mark Ellis 88.2% 10.9% 0.242
Ryan Garko 86.3% 10.3% 0.234
Kevin Millar 85.8% 10.2% 0.230
Alfredo Amezaga 86.7% 10.0% 0.229
Shannon Stewart 88.7% 11.6% 0.227
Josh Bard 86.2% 10.7% 0.216
Scott Hatteberg 88.6% 13.2% 0.205
Chin-lung Hu 87.0% 10.0% 0.204
Doug Mientkiewicz 92.9% 11.1% 0.196
Jason Giambi 85.1% 17.6% 0.188
Maicer Izturis 93.3% 10.6% 0.187
Jamey Carroll 85.2% 10.4% 0.185

You can see many nice buying opportunities here with guys like Encarnacion, Hardy, Teixeira, and Garko.

I'm not seeing much on the sell high side of the ledger.  These guys have CRs below 80% and walk rates below 7% but are hitting at least .287, but I still like most of them:

NAME CR BB% AVG
Greg Dobbs 78.8% 5.3% 0.327
Matt Kemp 72.8% 4.8% 0.309
Jeremy Hermida 76.3% 6.4% 0.298
Clete Thomas 77.0% 4.5% 0.295
Adrian Gonzalez 78.4% 6.8% 0.290
Hunter Pence 77.6% 6.4% 0.287
Ryan Braun 79.9% 4.6% 0.287


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