Spring Training leaders

Spring Training Leaders comes to you as the last week of the Spring campaign i upon us. Of course, these stats mean little but possibly could be a precursor to the season.

As of 3/29/21

Spring Training  Leaders- Batting

Batting average: Kevin Newman, PIT, .714
On base percentage: Kevin Newman, PIT, .735
Slugging percentage: Shohei Ohtani, LAA, 1.107
On base plus slugging: Shohei Ohtani, LAA, 1.701
Runs: Bobby Dalbec, BOS, 15
Hits: Josh Rojas, ARI, 24
Home runs: Joc Pederson, CHC, 8
Total bases: Joc Pederson, CHC, 43
RBI: Matt Olson, OAK, 18
Stolen bases: Garrett Hampson, COL; Sam Haggerty, SEA, 6
Walks: Matt Chapman, OAK, 14
Strikeouts: Trayce Thompson, ARI, 25
Ground into double plays: Joey Wendle, TB, 6
Hit by pitch: Jeff McNeil, NYM, 8
Errors: Amed Rosario, CLE; Andrew Benintendi, KC, 6

Minimum 30 PA for rate stats

Spring Training Pitching Leaders

Most batters faced without allowing a run: Blake Snell, SD, 52 BF
Most batters faced without allowing a home run: Jake Arrieta, CHC, 78 BF
Most batters faced without allowing a walk: Randy Dobnak, MIN, 49 BF
WHIP: Hector Neris, PHI, 0.346
H/9: Bruce Zimmermann, BAL, 1.0
SO/9: Paul Sewald, SEA, 19.1
SO/BB: Kenta Maeda, MIN, 22.0
Saves: Hunter Wood, TEX; Eric Hanhold, BAL, 3
Strikeouts: Lucas Giolito, CHW, 30
Most home runs allowed: Luke Weaver, ARI, 8
Most walks issued: Daniel Ponce de Leon, STL, 13
Wild pitches: Kyle Wright, ATL, 5

Spring Training Leaders – Cactus League

Kansas City Royals 15 8 .652

Oakland Athletics 16 9 .640
Chicago Cubs 14 9 .609
Texas Rangers 14 10 .583
Milwaukee Brewers 13 11 .542
Los Angeles Angels 13 11 .542
Chicago White Sox 12 11 .522
Seattle Mariners 11 11 .500
Los Angeles Dodgers 11 11 .500
San Diego Padres 12 12 .500
Colorado Rockies 12 14 .462
San Francisco Giants 10 12 .455
Cleveland Indians 10 16 .385 6.5
Arizona Diamondbacks 8 14 .364
Cincinnati Reds 7 19 .269 9.5

Spring Training Leaders- Grapefruit League

Miami Marlins 14 5 .737
Toronto Blue Jays 15 9 .625
Boston Red Sox 16 10 .615
New York Yankees 14 11 .560
Washington Nationals 10 9 .526
Detroit Tigers 12 11 .522
Atlanta Braves 14 13 .519
New York Mets 11 11 .500
Pittsburgh Pirates 13 13 .500
Philadelphia Phillies 12 14 .462
St. Louis Cardinals 8 10 .444
Tampa Bay Rays 12 15 .444
Minnesota Twins 10 15 .400
Baltimore Orioles 10 17 .370
Houston Astros 6 14 .300

About the author– Tom Knuppel has been writing about baseball and sports for a few decades. As an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan he began with the blog CardinalsGM. Tom is a member of the United Cardinals Bloggers and the Baseball Bloggers Alliance. He also maintains the History of Cardinals website. More recently he has been busy at KnupSolutions and the primary writer of many sports at KnupSports and adds content at Sports 2.0. Tom is a retired High School English and Speech teacher and has completed over one hundred sportsbook reviews. He also can be followed on Twitter at tknup. Tom is currently writing daily articles at Baseball Spotlight.

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