Ibanez’s Big Month
Just an interesting stat, nothing more.
Just mentioned it because he’s been pretty productive over the last few weeks.
But then I got a reply from somebody saying, “Are we using RBIs to prove worth? Is this 1972?”
Really, dude? I’m not saying Ibanez is the world’s greatest leftfielder. I’m not saying he should be National League MVP. I’m only saying, “Hey, Ibanez has knocked in a lot of runs this month. In fact, he’s knocked in more runs than anybody else in baseball. I think Phillies fans might find that interesting.”
But while I’m thinking about it, here are a few more stats for Ibanez from July 5-31:
- His .600 slugging percentage is tied for 10th in baseball.
- His six go-ahead RBIs are tied for fifth.
- His five game-winning RBIs are tied for first.
- His .944 OPS is 22nd out of 166 players.
Ibanez has hit .247 with 21 doubles, one triple, 16 homers, 59 RBIs, a .293 on-base percentage and a .434 slugging percentage this season. His .728 OPS ranks 13th out of 17 qualifying leftfielders in baseball. But Ibanez has hit .277 with 19 doubles, one triple, 15 homers, 49 RBIs, a .312 on-base percentage and a .505 slugging percentage since his 0-for-35 slump ended in May. His .817 OPS in that span ranks 53rd out of 156 qualifying players and second among nine qualifying leftfielders.
He’s been pretty productive since early May.
That’s all I’m saying, dude.