The RBI Game Report

by Bill Chuck on August 15, 2013

There are many baseball observers who minimize the RBI statistic as an individual value because it is a team dependent stat, as in you need other runners to get on base in order to drive them home. RBI proponents counter that if you don’t have someone to drive guys home, you’re not going to win many games so an RBI force clearly has value.

Artfully avoiding the argument, in determining value, I like to look at consistent positive performance as a measure.

Top 10

Batters who have RBI in at least 50 games this season

Rk Player # PA AB RBI
1 Chris Davis 61 261 230 112
2 Miguel Cabrera 59 271 234 114
3 Allen Craig 57 254 233 88
4 Jay Bruce 55 248 228 80
5 Brandon Phillips 54 249 224 90
6 Adam Jones 54 237 226 85
7 Paul Goldschmidt 54 251 217 93
8 Adrian Gonzalez 51 224 201 76
9 Mark Trumbo 50 228 206 75
10 Adrian Beltre 50 221 203 73
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 8/15/2013.

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