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Where we endeavor to stay positive about the 2011 Mets…

Flushing Frivolity – 12/14/09

Posted by JD on December 14, 2009

Sometimes, researching a Frivolity can lead to interesting discoveries. Other times, not so much. That’s the case for today’s Frivolity: lowest OPS+ in a season during which the player qualified for a batting title. I’ll tell you right now: it’s not a shocker. In fact, the same two players have the five worst OPS+ seasons and seven of the top 10. That would be Doug Flynn and Rey Ordonez.

Rk               Player OPS+ Year Age
1           Rey Ordonez   53 1998  26
2            Doug Flynn   54 1981  30
3           Rey Ordonez   60 1996  24
4            Doug Flynn   61 1979  28
5            Doug Flynn   62 1978  27
6           Rey Ordonez   64 1999  27
7          Roy McMillan   64 1965  35
8           Rey Ordonez   67 2001  29
9         Jose Vizcaino   67 1994  26
10         Hubie Brooks   68 1983  26

Hubie Brooks holding down the 10 spot surprised me, but it was no shock to see Flynn and Ordonez appear so often. Those are some shockingly low OPS+ though. It’s criminal that these guys got as many at bats as they did, regardless of how good they were defensively.

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