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This Comes Up Every Game

Whenever B.J. Upton takes strike three, someone tweets “He must lead the league in strikeouts looking.” As far as I know, there is no publicly available report with these numbers available. Therefore, here are two tables to provide a glimpse at who does and does not take a lot of called strikeouts. A batter had to have 300 or more plate appearances to be considered:

Strikeouts looking

Top 10 Bottom 10
Drew Stubbs (48) Juan Pierre (2)
Adam Dunn (44) Pablo Sandoval (3)
Rickie Weeks (42) Delmon Young (3)
Pedro Alvarez (41) Rod Barajas (4)
Justin Upton (39) Brandon Phillips (5)
Corey Hart (38) A.J. Pierzynski (5)
Dan Uggla (38) Ryan Hanigan (6)
David Wright (36) Norichika Aoki (6)
Austin Jackson (35) Josh Thole (6)
B.J. Upton (35) Raul Ibanez (7)

Strikeouts looking/plate appearances

Top 10 Bottom 10
Drew Stubbs (11%) Juan Pierre (1%)
Pedro Alvarez (9%) Pablo Sandoval (1%)
Bryan LaHair (9%) Delmon Young (1%)
Adam Dunn (8%) Rod Barajas (1%)
Rickie Weeks (8%) Brandon Phillips (1%)
Justin Upton (8%) A.J. Pierzynski (1%)
Robert Andino (8%) Norichika Aoki (1%)
Everth Cabrera (8%) Prince Fielder (1%)
Chris Young (8%) Omar Infante (1%)
Jordan Schafer (8%) Mike Moustakas (1%)

So Upton does lead the Rays, but not the league. Even if it feels like it at times.



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