Did you know . . . ?
that Rickey Henderson played with more different (that is, unique) MLB players than any other player in MLB history?
Do you know how many other unique players he played with?
With our datasets you can easily find this answer! (Check Answer #1 at the
bottom of this page to see his total and more details you could derive about this
that Barry Bonds played AGAINST more different (that is, unique) MLB players than any other player in MLB history?
Do you know how many other players he played against?
Again, with our datasets you can easily find this answer as well. (Check Answer
#2 at the bottom of this page to see Barry's total and other details about this
that you can find answers to questions that other MLB analysts and fantasy league members will never even think to ask, such as:
From 2005-2010, based on the 40-man roster, Adam Kennedy's teammate's WAR
values improved by an average of 0.197 per player in the year after playing with
him, one of the greatest teammate improvements in all of MLB over that time?
That translates to a total team-WAR improvement of almost 8 additional games
won! Over the timespan from 2005-2010, Mr. Kennedy's teammates contributed
an ADDITIONAL 40 WINS to their teams!!! Wouldn't you have wanted to know
THAT if you were Adam Kennedey (or his agent or team manager)?
This result alone shows the value of understanding how players are connected to
each other. Extending this question, which MLB players appeared in the list of
"Top 10 Players Whose Teammates Improved Their WAR Values The Most From
2005-2010"? (Check Answer #3 at the bottom of this page to see the answer!)
With our datasets and other online data, you will be able to calculate this answer,
along with other results you'll begin to consider once you understand SNA and
Answer #1: On August 24th, 2003, Rickey Henderson played with his 387th different MLB teammate, more than any other player in MLB history.
Answer #2: On September 10th, 2007, Barry Bonds played against his 1909th and 1910th different opposing MLB players, more than any other player in MLB history.
Answer #3: In order from #1 to #10, between 2005 and 2010, the MLB players whose teammates most improved their WAR value after playing with them are: Juan Cruz, Adam Kennedy, Jerry Hairston, Alex Gonzalez, Jason Kendall, Garrett Anderson, Adam Dunn, Livan Hernandez, Carlos Pena, and Eric Byrnes. (Email us for the exact average teammate WAR improvement for each of these players over that time period.)
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