As I was riding the train home today, I toggled my twitter feed and noticed the title of a thread over at Camden Chat: The Pitchers Outhitting the DHs Thread. I clicked on the link expecting to find some list of the Orioles’ DH ineptitude versus pitchers, but sadly I misunderstood the intent. However, I am a cheerful man and decided to construct the list here for our own edification.
This post shall be updated occasionally until the DHs run away from the field. I hope that means very soon, but as I write this…Steve Pearce is 0-2 (his numbers tonight are not included below).
OK, so those numbers above work pretty well to show how inept the Orioles have been this year. In terms of Runs Created per 100 plate appearances, they need to leap frog 11 teams of NL pitchers.
Historically, what have been the worst groups of DHs? (Yes, the Orioles hold two of the ten worst performances)
Jon Shepherd founded the Baltimore Orioles blog Camden Depot in 2007. In addition to Baltimore Orioles analysis, the blog also focuses on qualitative and quantitative approaches to assessing baseball in general as well as providing mainstream reviews and commentary on substances alleged to performance enhancing. Dr. Shepherd’s writing has been featured on ESPN, and his blog has been part of the ESPN Sweetspot Network since May 2011. He has made radio and podcast appearances for Orioles’ centered programs.