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May 9, 2005
BASEBALL: Phillips Propels to the Top

With last night's monstrous game, which included his first career grand slam, Jason Phillips became the leader in SLG, OPS, EQA, and VORP among National League catchers.

Jason Phillips.470
Ramon Hernandez.453
Mike Piazza.450

Jason Phillips.828
Paul Lo Duca.787
Ramon Hernandez.786

Jason Phillips.296
Paul Lo Duca.289
Ramon Hernandez.280
Brian Schneider.280

Jason Phillips8.4
Ramon Hernandez8.2
Paul Lo Duca7.8

It's worth noting that Lo Duca, who preceded Phillips in the Dodger backstop, is the league leader in AVG and OBP. Piazza, who preceded Lo Duca, is the league leader in homeruns. But they all basically trail the elite corps of AL catchers, most notably Joe Mauer, Jason Varitek, and Javy Lopez.

Posted by Robert Tagorda at 4:33 PM | Baseball 2005 | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

This was before tonight's 3-run homer by Piazza (assuming the game survives to regulation amidst the rain).

Posted by: The Crank at May 9, 2005 8:54 PM

Phillips should enjoy this now because we all know it won't last. The goggles will fog up and he'll come back to Earth. Mike is coming on strong now and seems to be settling in to the 5 spot. Cliffy has 2 hits so far. Let's hope it's not a rain out.

Posted by: John at May 9, 2005 11:01 PM
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