Labour Day Leftovers: Adam Lind and Mike McCoy’s Walk Rates
Here’s a little nugget of knowledge for you to digest before the Blue Jays take on the Red Sox this afternoon. I was combing through some stats during Friday’s Blue Jays/Yankees liveblog, and found some rather interesting news.
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.