Labour Day Leftovers: Adam Lind and Mike McCoy's Walk Rates
Monday, September 5, 2011 | by Ian Hunter
I don't know if this reflects more poorly on Adam Lind's season, or better on Mike McCoy (or Mikey Mick as he has been affectionately coined by Stoeten and Drew), but here goes:
Adam Lind has 28 walks this season.
Mike McCoy has 20 walks this season.
Here's the caveat: Adam Lind has coaxed 28 walks in nearly a season's worth of plate appearances, 480 to be exact. While Mike McCoy is only 8 walks away, he's done so in only 139 plate appearances; and McCoy has 341 less PA's than Lind does.
If you break it down, that means Adam Lind is drawing a walk every 17.14 plate appearances. Mike McCoy is taking a base on balls every 6.95 plate appearances.
Again, I'm not positive whether this looks worse on Adam Lind or if it further proves Mike McCoy's Slap Chop-like versatility, but it's a very sobering statistic that McCoy nearly has as many walks as Lind.