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Plate Appearances Per Home Run

How about a simple metric to measure power production?  Let's check out who needs the fewest plate appearances per home run.  I've also added a column indicating how many homers that player would hit over 600 plate appearances, at their current pace.  Minimum: 50 plate appearances.

NAME PA/HR PA HR HR/600
Russell Branyan 10.0 110 11 60.0
Marcus Thames 11.5 184 16 52.2
Mike Napoli 14.1 169 12 42.6
Dan Uggla 14.4 331 23 41.7
Alfonso Soriano 15.5 232 15 38.8
Adam Dunn 15.8 347 22 38.0
Mike Jacobs 15.8 284 18 38.0
Mike Cameron 16.0 224 14 37.5
Cody Ross 16.0 240 15 37.5
Matthew Joyce 16.2 81 5 37.0
Alex Rodriguez 16.3 294 18 36.7
Chase Utley 16.4 393 24 36.6
Lance Berkman 16.8 369 22 35.8
Ryan Howard 16.8 386 23 35.8
Jim Edmonds 17.0 136 8 35.3
Pat Burrell 17.0 357 21 35.3
Jason Giambi 17.1 308 18 35.1
Adrian Gonzalez 17.7 389 22 33.9
Ryan Braun 17.7 372 21 33.9
Rick Ankiel 17.9 322 18 33.5
Grady Sizemore 18.0 395 22 33.4
Chase Headley 18.0 72 4 33.3
Albert Pujols 18.1 325 18 33.2
Mark Reynolds 18.2 328 18 32.9
Jermaine Dye 18.3 347 19 32.9
Ryan Ludwick 18.3 311 17 32.8
Jayson Werth 18.3 220 12 32.7
Milton Bradley 18.5 315 17 32.4
Chipper Jones 18.6 334 18 32.3
Craig Monroe 18.9 151 8 31.8
David Ortiz 18.9 246 13 31.7
Josh Willingham 19.0 152 8 31.6
Hanley Ramirez 19.1 401 21 31.4
Carlos Quentin 19.2 364 19 31.3
Carlos Lee 19.3 366 19 31.1
Ryan Doumit 19.4 194 10 30.9
Eric Hinske 19.5 253 13 30.8
Jim Thome 19.6 314 16 30.6
Ian Stewart 20.0 60 3 30.0
J.D. Drew 20.0 320 16 30.0
Chris Iannetta 20.1 181 9 29.8
Evan Longoria 20.2 323 16 29.7
Josh Hamilton 20.6 391 19 29.2
Luke Scott 20.6 289 14 29.1
Adam Lind 20.7 62 3 29.0
Joe Crede 20.7 311 15 28.9
Scott Hairston 21.2 254 12 28.3
Aubrey Huff 21.2 360 17 28.3
Shawn Riggans 21.3 85 4 28.2
Cliff Floyd 21.3 128 6 28.1
Jonny Gomes 21.5 129 6 27.9
Jason Bay 21.8 370 17 27.6
Brad Hawpe 21.9 285 13 27.4
Gabe Gross 22.0 154 7 27.3
Manny Ramirez 22.2 355 16 27.0
Miguel Olivo 22.2 200 9 27.0
Brian McCann 22.3 334 15 26.9
Jack Cust 22.3 334 15 26.9
Geovany Soto 22.6 339 15 26.5
Adrian Beltre 22.6 362 16 26.5
Ryan Church 23.1 231 10 26.0
Ryan Raburn 23.3 93 4 25.8
Mike Lowell 23.3 303 13 25.7
Prince Fielder 23.3 373 16 25.7
Jason Kubel 23.7 284 12 25.4
Chris Coste 23.7 166 7 25.3
Carlos Pena 23.8 286 12 25.2
Ronnie Belliard 23.9 167 7 25.1
Kelly Shoppach 23.9 167 7 25.1
Vladimir Guerrero 23.9 334 14 25.1
Aramis Ramirez 23.9 359 15 25.1
Mark Teixeira 23.9 383 16 25.1
Frank Thomas 24.0 72 3 25.0

  • Anyone notice Thames hit 10 HR in June?  He's slumping so far this month.
  • Soriano could be a bit of a sleeper next year.  I can see him slipping to the third round given an injury-plagued '08.  But his legs should be fully recovered and he could blast 40 bombs again.
  • Edmonds is worth owning in mixed leagues, just sit him against lefties (as the Cubs will).  The pace seen above refers only to his Cubs stint.
  • Strange to say, but I'm a bit disappointed by Braun's 34 HR pace.  More than a bit disappointed by Fielder's.  I just traded Cole Hamels for Prince in one league, nonetheless.
  • Werth is a sleeper for '09.  Burrell might leave the Phillies and Werth could play full-time.  He even steals bases.
  • Iannetta has arrived.


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