Pujols and Pedroia: More Walks than Whiffs

This weekend, the Angels came to visit the Red Sox and almost predictably the Sox took two of three outscoring the overmatched Angels pitching staff, 22-16.

This three-game set brought together two players who are a rarity in today’s game – batters who have walked more frequently than they have whiffed: Albert Pujols and Dustin Pedroia.

There are only five active players

Good for you if you knew who #5 was

Rk BB SO PA From To G AB H HR BA OBP SLG OPS Tm
1 Albert Pujols 1052 813 8375 2001 2013 1920 7156 2303 485 .322 .411 .602 1.013 STL-LAA
2 Dustin Pedroia 385 362 4110 2006 2013 920 3637 1108 94 .305 .372 .461 .834 BOS
3 Joe Mauer 587 527 4813 2004 2013 1121 4162 1346 100 .323 .405 .469 .875 MIN
4 Todd Helton 1308 1109 9152 1997 2013 2166 7691 2452 360 .319 .417 .543 .961 COL
5 Ryan Hanigan 173 144 1433 2007 2013 429 1228 328 20 .267 .363 .352 .715 CIN
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 6/10/2013.

Here’s how they did:

  • Pujols was 2-for-11 with one homer, two RBI, two runs scored, two walks (one intentional) and no strikeouts.
  • Pedroia was 5-for-12 with no homers, two RBI, two runs scored, two walks and no strikeouts.