Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Judge Klim's league stats for yourself



SoBB brings you what the Ivy office doesn't: league-only stats from the 20-game conference season. Below are the Ivy-only stats for our top three contenders for First Team All-Ivy honors at first base. (Click the graphic for a larger view. Category leaders are highlighted in gold.)


It does seem to be a very close contest between Klim and Sawyer. No one had more overall hits than Sawyer in 2006, but Klimkiewicz's runs total and power numbers (HR, RBI, slugging) are ahead of Sawyer's, despite missing three games in the Brown series.

Also for your consideration, here is how Klim (and Steffan Wilson) stack up against, in our view, their main competition for Ivy Player of the Year. Keep in mind that players like Tews and Dietz also pitch. (Again, click the graphic for a larger view. Note that category-leading totals among the contenders are highlighted in gold, second-highest totals are highlighted in silver, third-highest in bronze.)


Brian Kaufman looks pretty good here, but--as the Lesser Division's lone rep for our purposes--there's a caveat that should go with his numbers. No disrespect to him, but he fared a heck of a lot better against Gehrig Division pitching than he did against the Red Rolfe teams. Twelve of his 28 Ivy hits, three of his six homers, and 18 of his 29 RBI came in the Big Red's four-game series with Penn, the league's worst pitching team.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Klim-ka-bomb hit for more power than Sawyer. If we do the numbers fantasy style, Sawyer leads in 10 categories and Klim leads in 9, pretty close right...well let's give Klim the edge for being guy in the ICS next week ala Pujols v DLee for the 05NL MVP. It's gonna be a toss-up anyway you look at it thouh, but honestly I'd rather have a ring and June baseball than a first team plaque.

mb said...

This is a pretty awesome update.

chris said...

Yeah guys this is pretty sick. I'll bet the league coaches just look at this post rather than do any research of their own.

Anonymous said...

Great job on posting these numbers. Does anyone know if they only look at Ivy stats when judging the ivy league player of the year? Because if not thats not fair as different teams play different levels of competition during nonleague games. Anyway if coaches look past the fact that Klim missed three games they probably wont give it to him, but they should notice that right away. Klim and Steff both have reasons to be chosen as the Player of the year, but Tews is also an interesting candidate because he has done a great job on the mound as well. Finally, the guy from Cornell should not win this just based on being in the lesser division and racking up most of his stats in one series.

Brian said...

More stat-based evidence in favor of Klim by COB.

Anonymous said...

This is a good debate. What about other discussions? Such as Haviland as Pitcher of the Year, maybe not as much debate on that one considering something like 5 complete games and 3 earned runs. How does the outfield shape up with Kaufman, Bashelor, Vance, Salsgiver and others having great years. Does anyone know when these awards get decided?

Alex said...

Sweet update, guys. Also, let's not forget what Klimkiewicz did down the stretch (e.g. Sunday), a la Chipper Jones in '99 and Miguel Tejada in '02.

cg said...

It all comes down to, as someone else brought up, whether Walsh back Klim or not. These coaches have deals that would make the French ice skating judge look pristine. He deserves some well deserved recognition.