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Postby George_Foreman » Tue Sep 13, 2005 7:34 pm

what's the minimum official ABs a player can have to win a league batting title? I only ask because placido polanco is now around .350, but he's only got 280 ABs (he'll probably finish with like 350 or so). he'd win the title easily if he qualified, so does he have a shot at it?
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Postby mamorris » Tue Sep 13, 2005 7:43 pm

I think it's 3.1 plate appearances per game, which is about 503 plate appearances over a full season. If that's correct, I highly doubt Polanco will get the required plate appearances.
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Postby blankman » Tue Sep 13, 2005 10:25 pm

He doesn't have a shot.
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Postby tmoney » Tue Sep 13, 2005 10:47 pm

I think it is 3.1 plate appearances per game and 81 games played to be eligible for the batting title.

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Postby stevethumb » Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:18 pm

there is a twist to the 501 plate appearances requirement...if a hitter finishes with 485 ABs but still would lead the league in batting average IF he went 0 for 16 (to get him to 501) he still wins the title
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Postby Red Stripe » Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:30 pm

A minimum of exactly 502 plate appearances are required or 3.1 PA's per game as has been said. 3.1x162=502.2 which rounds to 502.
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Postby George_Foreman » Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:02 am

stevethumb wrote:there is a twist to the 501 plate appearances requirement...if a hitter finishes with 485 ABs but still would lead the league in batting average IF he went 0 for 16 (to get him to 501) he still wins the title


hehe! fun rule. if you extended that to any number of ABs, and we assume michael young remains in the league lead and is hitting .330 when the year ends, then polanco would need to hit about .474 in his ~350 ABs in order to win the title.

sadly, that's a bit better than he's doing.

still, great pickup for those who went out and got him! (as well as those of us who drafted him and stuck with his sorry ass the whole time....)
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