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May 31, 2013

Overthinking It

The Longest Plate Appearance(s) of the Week, 5/31

by Ben Lindbergh


The two longest plate appearances of 2013 (to date) took place two innings apart in Monday’s Rays-Marlins game at Tropicana Field. They both involved right-handed rookie pitchers who were facing batters for the first time in the big leagues. And like last week, I’m going to go over them both.

Longest Plate Appearance(s) of the Week, 5/23-5/29
May 27, Marlins at Rays
Jake Odorizzi vs. Jordan Brown, 14 pitches (tied for longest of 2013)
AND
Jose Fernandez vs. Matt Joyce, 14 pitches (tied for longest of 2013)

Odorizzi battled Brown in the second inning, and Fernandez vs. Joyce followed in the fourth. We’ll take them in order.

Odorizzi vs. Brown
Length: 4:53
Mound visits: 0
Brown’s longest previous plate appearance: 9
Previous longest plate appearance vs. Odorizzi: 12
2013 League-average P/PA: 3.85
Brown P/PA (career): 3.67
Slowey P/PA against: 4.40
Previous match-up history: None

Before we begin, let’s all just level with each other and admit that we know nothing about Jordan Brown. I’m impressed if you’ve heard of him and aren’t a Marlins fan. (Actually, I’m more impressed if you are a Marlins fan.) Brown doesn’t have a comment in Baseball Prospectus 2013; to find him, you’d have to go back to the previous edition of the annual, which contains this comment:

Jordan Brown is stuck betwixt and between—he’s battered Triple-A pitching around for years, but not quite enough to play a corner position, and he isn’t rangy enough to start in center field.

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