Oh-fer five

by Bill Chuck on June 25, 2013

A high five is way more fun than an 0-for-5.

It was a short schedule yesterday but:

Now I don’t want to pick on these guys because 0-for-5s are common. In fact, there have been 417 0-for-5 games this season.

Nine to Know

2013 leaders in 0-for-5 games

Rk Player # PA AB RBI BB SO GDP
1 Andrelton Simmons 7 36 35 0 0 4 2
2 Denard Span 6 30 30 0 0 4 0
3 Starling Marte 6 30 30 0 0 10 0
4 Manny Machado 6 30 30 0 0 8 1
5 B.J. Upton 5 26 25 0 1 9 2
6 Michael Saunders 5 25 25 0 0 11 1
7 Torii Hunter 5 25 25 1 0 6 0
8 Alcides Escobar 5 25 25 0 0 2 1
9 J.P. Arencibia 5 26 25 1 1 13 1
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Generated 6/25/2013.

Last season, there were 859 0-for-5 games

2012 leaders

Rk Player Year # PA AB RBI BB SO HBP GDP
1 Zack Cozart 2012 12 60 60 0 0 14 0 1
2 J.J. Hardy 2012 9 46 45 1 1 12 0 0
3 Brandon Phillips 2012 8 42 40 0 0 10 1 0
4 Austin Jackson 2012 8 40 40 0 0 13 0 1
5 Shin-Soo Choo 2012 8 40 40 1 0 13 0 1
6 Michael Bourn 2012 8 42 40 0 2 14 0 0
7 Norichika Aoki 2012 8 42 40 0 2 6 0 2
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Generated 6/25/2013.

Since 2000

0-for-5 games

Rk Year #
1 2000 993
2 2004 980
3 2007 963
4 2006 942
5 2008 940
6 2005 926
7 2009 921
8 2002 911
9 2011 907
10 2003 905
11 2012 859
12 2001 851
13 2010 841
14 2013 417
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 6/25/2013.

Just because you go 0-for-5 it doesn’t mean you’re a bad hitter.

Here’s a look at the all-time 0-for-5 leaders since 1916

Rk Player # PA AB RBI BB SO SH SF IBB HBP GDP
1 Luis Aparicio 113 Ind. Games 576 565 4 7 44 3 1 1 0 12
2 Johnny Damon 105 Ind. Games 534 525 10 7 92 1 0 1 1 7
3 Craig Biggio 94 Ind. Games 479 470 7 8 111 0 1 2 0 8
4 Pete Rose 93 Ind. Games 470 465 4 4 57 1 0 2 0 8
5 Jimmy Rollins 93 Ind. Games 475 465 5 7 101 3 0 0 0 6
6 Don Kessinger 89 Ind. Games 451 445 3 6 56 0 0 0 0 3
7 Red Schoendienst 88 Ind. Games 448 440 10 7 25 0 1 0 0 8
8 Paul Molitor 88 Ind. Games 448 440 4 7 74 0 0 0 1 10
9 Doc Cramer 88 Ind. Games 449 440 11 8 22 0 0 0 1 5
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Generated 6/25/2013.

BTW: There have been 38 games in which a player has gone 0-for-6 this season, but A.J. Pollock is the only two-time loser.

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