Derrek Lee and RBI Opportunities

 This was passed on to me by a friend re: Derrek Lee:

 Picked this up from a Baseball Prospectus article:

It is worth noting, however, that Lee has been the most efficient hitter
in the majors in 2005 when it comes to capitalizing on his RBI
opportunities. He ranks just 79th in the total number of base runners
that have been on base during his plate appearances, yet he’s third
behind Lee and Manny Ramirez with 64 RBI; not
even Ted Williams was able to drive in so many runs with so few opportunities. Lee’s
performance in this regard is completely unprecedented and has never
been sustained for an entire season.

Imagine what Lee’s RBI totals would be if Patterson and Perez did a
better job getting on base?

 

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