The Shane Victorino HBP Report

by Bill Chuck on October 9, 2013

Shane Victorino is the winner of the this season’s Black-and-Blue Award, or if this were an official award, MLB would make sure it was The Johnny Walker Black and Blue Award.

Victorino has been hit by 75 pitches in his 2003-13 career but this season he has resumed allowing himself to be a human catcher’s mitt.

From 2010-12, Victorino was hit by 19 pitches, this season he had 18 HBP

He also has been hit four times in this postseason

Year Tm G PA AB HBP
2003 SDP 36 83 73 1
2005 PHI 21 19 17 0
2006 PHI 153 462 415 14
2007 PHI 131 510 456 10
2008 PHI 146 627 570 7
2009 PHI 156 694 620 6
2010 PHI 147 648 587 7
2011 PHI 132 586 519 6
2012 TOT 154 666 595 6
2013 BOS 122 532 477 18
10 Yrs 1198 4827 4329 75
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 10/9/2013.

Take a look how close Victorino’s HBP are to being strikes on BaseballAnalytics.org

{ 1 comment }

Gregory J. Condon October 9, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Close, but no cigar (none were strikes)…………The ‘Flyin one is simply a complete ballplayer, I never realized how good he was (is!) until he came over to our side……….besides being a five tool player, he also does a lot of little things that go “under the radar” to win ballgames, he & Petey are cut from the same cloth when it comes to baseball savvy…………….

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