MLB Barometer: Six Weeks Left
MLB Barometer: Six Weeks Left

This article is part of our MLB Barometer series.

With just six weeks left in the season and most of you knowing what to do in terms of category chasing and being careful streaming starting pitchers, I wanted to interrupt my weekly strategic introduction and drop some interesting tidbits:

- As a member of the Orioles, Tim Beckham his hitting .438 and his 21 runs scored in August is second only to Charlie Blackmon.

- Among the top 10 pitchers with the most home runs allowed, four were drafted among the top 25 starting pitchers this spring – Masahiro Tanaka (ADP: 80, 28 HR), Julio Teheran (ADP: 108, 28 HR), Rick Porcello (ADP: 112, 28 HR), Gerrit Cole (ADP: 105, 26 HR)

- Over the last 30 days, only two starting pitchers have induced less than 20% hard contact: Marco Estrada 19.3% and Danny Salazar 19.7%. Salazar has a 1.93 ERA over this stretch, Estrada at 4.37.

- Eight of the top 10 highest ADP starting pitchers this season have spent time on the DL this year. Only Chris Sale and Jake Arrieta remain to succumb.

- For the second consecutive season, the Orioles rank dead last in team stolen bases. With 25 swipes on the season so far, they've already eclipsed last year's total of 19. As a point of refence, the Brewers led the league with 181 stolen bases last year, 42 more than the second place Reds.

- Southpaw-killer Enrique Hernandez ranks fifth in ISO against left-handers (.368). The top four are Andrew McCutchen (.446),

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