Hunter Stokes (Chief Writer/Part-Owner) Follow @stokes_hunter21
Follow The MLB Reports On Twitter Follow @mlbreports
I guess I was pretty surprised to that despite 181 HRs in just 2567 AB – Giancarlo Stanton doesn’t have enough AB to qualify for the career lead in this category.
For the record Stanton has gone deep for every 14.18 AB thus far, including his 2015 year where he did yard work 27 times in just 279 AB – which is just 10.33 AB per jack.
Mike Trout is operating at a Home Run so far at 1/17.61 AB. Bryce Harper is just 3 HRS shy of the 100 Homer plateau. He has a HR/per 18.86 AB in his career, but he was at an incredible 1 longball per 12.40 AB last season.
It is tough to remember how prolific Ryan Howard was back in the day as well. He has hit only 71 HRs over the last 5 campaigns, after bashing out 262 big flies between 2006 – 2011, including a phenomenal 58 HRs in 2006.
Mark Reynolds failed to hit 20 HRs for the 1st time since 2007 in 2015. He is not a full time hitter anymore because of his flagrant Strikeout out rate – and I expect him to fall off of this list in the next few years, although playing at Coors Field might be a little boost to his career.
Mike Napoli is also a curious name on the list considering he was a Catcher for he majority of his early career.
Prince Fielder has really seen his power wane from the days he was clocking jacks left and right with Milwaukee. At one point I was convinced he was a lock for 500 HRs in his career – and now I am not so sure with 311 Homers right now at age 32.
Alex Rodriguez may be the current active leader but he is just 11th on the ALL – Time List.
My favorite name on the top 15 list of ALL – Time has to be Russell Branyan – who cracked 194 Homers in 2934 AB which has him just slightly ahead of Mickey Mantle for 1 HR/per 15.12 AB. A-Rod and Howard could fall below that mark again this season.
Jim Thome at 4th overall is a pretty damn good clip at a HR/13.76 AB.
Babe Ruth would have certainly hit almost 1000 HRs for his career if he played in these shorter ballparks, or was permitted to be a Designated hitter.
|Rank||Player (yrs, age)||AB per HR||Bats|
|1.||Alex Rodriguez (21, 39)||15.05||R|
|2.||Ryan Howard (12, 35)||15.06||L|
|3.||Albert Pujols (15, 35)||15.26||R|
|4.||Chris Davis (8, 29)||15.40||L|
|5.||David Ortiz (19, 39)||16.11||L|
|6.||Jose Bautista (12, 34)||16.49||R|
|7.||Mark Teixeira (13, 35)||16.62||B|
|8.||Nelson Cruz (11, 34)||16.99||R|
|9.||Mike Napoli (10, 33)||17.60||R|
|10.||Mark Reynolds (9, 31)||17.63||R|
Just Outside the line
|11.||Prince Fielder (11, 31)||17.67||L|
|12.||Miguel Cabrera (13, 32)||17.79||R|
|13.||Edwin Encarnacion (11, 32)||17.94||R|
|14.||Ryan Braun (9, 31)||18.58||R|
|15.||Carlos Gonzalez (8, 29)||19.15||L|
|16.||Josh Hamilton (9, 34)||19.55||L|
|17.||Jay Bruce (8, 28)||19.76||L|
ALL Time List top 25
|Rank||Player (yrs, age)||AB per HR||Bats|
|1.||Mark McGwire (16)||10.61||R|
|2.||Babe Ruth+ (22)||11.76||L|
|3.||Barry Bonds (22)||12.92||L|
|4.||Jim Thome (22)||13.76||L|
|5.||Ralph Kiner+ (10)||14.11||R|
|6.||Harmon Killebrew+ (22)||14.22||R|
|7.||Sammy Sosa (18)||14.47||R|
|8.||Ted Williams+ (19)||14.79||L|
|9.||Manny Ramirez (19)||14.85||R|
|10.||Adam Dunn (14)||14.90||L|
|11.||Alex Rodriguez (21, 39)||15.05||R|
|12.||Ryan Howard (12, 35)||15.06||L|
|13.||Juan Gonzalez (17)||15.11||R|
|Dave Kingman (16)||15.11||R|
|15.||Russell Branyan (14)||15.12||L|
|Mickey Mantle+ (18)||15.12||B|
|17.||Jimmie Foxx+ (20)||15.23||R|
|18.||Mike Schmidt+ (18)||15.24||R|
|19.||Albert Pujols (15, 35)||15.26||R|
|20.||Jose Canseco (17)||15.27||R|
|21.||Albert Belle (12)||15.36||R|
|22.||Ron Kittle (10)||15.39||R|
|23.||Chris Davis (8, 29)||15.40||L|
|Carlos Delgado (17)||15.40||L|
|25.||Ken Griffey (22)||15.56||L|
*** The views and opinions expressed in this report are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of mlbreports.com and their partners***
A Big thanks goes out to our chief writer Hunter Stokes for preparing today’s feature post.
To Subscribe and listen daily to ‘Our Lead Personality’ Sully’s 20 Minutes Daily (every day since Oct.24, 2012) Podcast click here. Guaranteed listening to the Sully Baseball Daily Podcast will be the best time you invest in online!
2016 MLB Previews: Team Salaries + SOTUs (MLB Teams State Of The Unions) Links Page here.