Who Owned Baseball – September 20, 2020

Steve Senne

Let’s see who owned baseball on September 20, 2020.

For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.

Earning Full WOBs:

Carlos Carrasco struck out 11 Tigers in 7 innings of 1 hit shutout ball to earn the 7-4 decision for the Indians.

Michael Chavis homered twice and walked to help the Red Sox stop the Yankees winning streak with a 10-2 blow out.

Daniel Vogelbach smacked a pair of homers to help the Brewers top Kansas City, 5-3.

Kyle Wright pitched scoreless ball into the 7th, finishing with 6 1/3 innings, 1 hit, no runs and 6 strikeouts as the Braves blanked the Mets, 7-1.

Earning 1/2 WOBs:

Alec Bohm reached base 3 times, scored a run and drove in another but the Blue Jays doubled up the Phillies, 6-3.

Dylan Moore homered and doubled but the Mariners lost to the Padres, 7-4.

Joe Musgrove held the Cardinals without a run over 6 innings, striking out 11 along the way. He did not fare in the decision as the Pirates dropped the 2-1 final.

Ryan Yarbrough fanned 8 Orioles in 7 innings, allowing just 2 runs. But he took the hard luck 2-1 loss or the Rays.

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Leaders for American League Hitters in Who Owned Baseball for 2020


Mike Trout – 5 1/2
Tim Anderson – 4 1/2
Kyle Tucker – 3
Luke Voit – 3
Jeimer Candelario – 2 1/2
José Ramírez – 2 1/2
José Abreu – 2
DJ LeMahieu – 2
Franmil Reyes – 2
Xander Bogaerts – 1 1/2
Willy Adames – 1 1/2
Matt Chapman – 1 1/2
Rafael Devers – 1 1/2
Hunter Dozier – 1 1/2
Maikel Franco – 1 1/2
Teoscar Hernández – 1 1/2
Yoán Moncada – 1 1/2
Miguel Sanó – 1 1/2
Marcus Semien – 1 1/2
Giancarlo Stanton – 1 1/2

Leaders for National League Hitters in Who Owned Baseball for 2020

Fernando Tatis Jr. – 3
Ronald Acuña Jr. – 2 1/2
Charlie Blackmon – 2 1/2
Freddie Freeman – 2 1/2
Pete Alonso – 2
Javier Báez – 2
Mookie Betts – 2
Michael Conforto – 2
Adam Duvall – 2
Manny Machado – 2
Eugenio Suárez – 2
Nicholas Castellanos – 1 1/2
Alex Dickerson – 1 1/2
Wilmer Flores – 1 1/2
Trent Grisham – 1 1/2
Bryce Harper – 1 1/2
Brandon Nimmo – 1 1/2
Marcell Ozuna – 1 1/2
Jean Segura – 1 1/2
Juan Soto – 1 1/2
Chris Taylor – 1 1/2
Mike Yastrzemski – 1 1/2

Leaders for American League Pitchers in Who Owned Baseball for 2020
Shane Bieber – 5 1/2
Lance Lynn – 4 1/2
Zach Plesac – 3 1/2
Dylan Bundy – 3
Carlos Carrasco – 3
Kenta Maeda – 3
Gerrit Cole – 2 1/2
J. A. Happ – 2 1/2
Yusei Kikuchi – 2 1/2
Chris Bassitt – 2
Justin Dunn – 2
Mike Fiers – 2
Lucas Giolito – 2
Andrew Heaney – 2
Brad Keller – 2
Dallas Keuchel – 2
Triston McKenzie – 2
Frankie Montas – 2
Marco Gonzales – 1 1/2
Martín Pérez – 1 1/2
Justus Sheffield – 1 1/2
José Urquidy – 1 1/2
Taijuan Walker – 1 1/2
Ryan Yarbrough – 1 1/2

Leaders for National League Pitchers Who Owned Baseball for 2020
Trevor Bauer – 5
Clayton Kershaw – 5

Yu Darvish – 4 1/2<
Aaron Nola – 3 1/2
Kyle Hendricks – 3
Dinelson Lamet – 3
Jacob deGrom – 2 1/2
Jon Lester – 2 1/2
Zack Wheeler – 2 1/2
Tyler Chatwood – 2
Zac Gallen – 2
Alec Mills – 2
Brandon Woodruff – 2
Sandy Alcantara – 1 1/2
Tyler Anderson – 1 1/2
Luis Castillo – 1 1/2
Taylor Clarke – 1 1/2
Tony Gonsolin – 1 1/2
Jon Gray – 1 1/2
Merrill Kelly – 1 1/2
Max Scherzer – 1 1/2
Antonio Senzatela – 1 1/2
Riley Smith – 1 1/2

Combined AL and NL WOB Total for Hitters 2020 MLB

Combined AL and NL WOB Total for Pitcher 2020 MLB

Mike Clevinger – 1 (1/2 AL, 1/2 NL)

Players Who Owned Baseball For One Day in 2019 MLB

Nick Ahmed, Jorge Alfaro, Kolby Allard, Brian Anderson, Ian Anderson, Orlando Arcia, Randy Arozarena, Cody Bellinger, Brandon Belt, Brandon Bielak, Steven Brault, Walker Buehler, Corbin Burnes, Asdrúbal Cabrera, Mark Cahna, Kole Calhoun, Jason Castro, Michael Chavis, Ji-Man Choi, Aaron Civale,  Patrick Corbin, Brandon Crawford, Nelson Cruz, Johnny Cueto, Travis d’Arnaud, Anthony DeSclafani, Randy Dobnak, Josh Donaldson, Dane Dunning, Zach Eflin, Thomas Eshelman, Jack Flaherty, Todd Frazier, Max Fried, Leury García, Kyle Gibson, Erik González, Brian Goodwin, Phil Gosselin, Sonny Gray, Didi Gregorius,  Ke’Bryan Hayes, Kiké Hernández, Kyle Higashioka, Rich Hill, Rhys Hoskins, Eric Hosmer, Adrian Houser, Dakota Hudson, José Iglesias, Aaron Judge, Howie Kendrick, Max Kepler, Kwang-Hyun Kim, Adam Kolarek, Dean Kremer, Francisco Lindor, Pablo López, Gavin Lux, Tyler Mahle,   Nick Margevicius, José Marmolejos, German Márquez, Steven Matz, Dusitn May, James McCann, Lance McCullers Jr., Mike Minor, Anthony Misiewicz, Dylan Moore, Colin Moran, Mitch Moreland, Daniel Murphy, Sean Murphy, Wil Myers, Tyler Naquin, Austin Nola, Renato Núñez, Matt Olson, Tyler O’Neill, James Paxton, Joc Pederson, Manny Piña, Stephen Piscotty, Jurickson Profar, Albert Pujols, Wilson Ramos, J. T. Realmuto, Victor Reyes, Tanner Roark, Luis Robert, Miguel Rojas, Sixto Sánchez, Anthony Santander, Jonathan Schoop, Kyle Schwarber, Brady Singer, Tarik Skubal, Austin Slater, Burch Smith, Jorge Soler, George Springer, D. J. Stewart, Masahiro Tanaka, Rowdy Tellez, Touki Toussaint, Spencer Turnbull, Trea Turner, Framber Valdéz, Christian Vázquez, Alex Verdugo, Jonathan Villar, Ryan Vogelbach, Adam Wainwright, Christian Walker, Kyle Wright,

Players Who Owned Earned 1/2 A WOB 2020 MLB
Jesús Aguilar, Tyler Alexander, José Altuve,  Matt Andriese, Nolan Arenado, Jaime Barria, Josh Bell, José Berríos, Bo Bichette, Brandon Bielak, Alec Bohm, Colten Brewer, Jay Bruce, Byron Buxton, Griffin Canning, Matt Carpenter, Daniel Castano, Ryan Castellani, Dylan Cease, Jazz Chisholm, Mike Clevinger (AL Only), Mike Clevinger (NL Only), Zach Davies, Yandy Díaz, Mauricio Dubon, Danny Duffy, Adam Eaton, Clint Frazier, Kyle Freeland, Josh Fuentes, Kevin Gausman,  Zack Godley, Yan Gomes, Brian Goodwin, Alex Gordon, Lourdes Gurriel Jr., Yuli Gurriel, Ronald Guzmán, Adam Haseley, Kyle Hendricks, Elieser Hernández, Christian Javier, JaCoby Jones, Mitch Keller, Brady Lail, Michael Lorenzen, Jordan Lyles, Lance Lynn, Sean Manaea, John Means, Connor Menez, Whit Merrifield, Brad Miller, Casey Mize, Yadier Molina, Ryan Mountcastle, Yairo Muñoz, Joe Musgrove, Kevin Newman, Josh Osich, Nate Pearson, Luis Perdomo, Salvador Perez, Kevin Plawecki, Rick Porcello, Cody Reed, Anthony Rizzo, Trevor Rogers, Eddie Rosario, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Corey Seager, Justin Smoak, Drew Smyly, Blake Snell, Nick Solak, Donovan Solano, Mike Soroka, Max Stassi, Andrew Suarez, Raimel Tapia, Leody Taveras, Anderson Tejada, Yoshi Tsutsugo, Justin Turner, Julio Urías, César Valdez, Phillips Valdez, Austin Voth, Joey Votto, Luke Weaver, Evan White

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Post Season MVPs who joined the team they beat

t_49151There have been times a player has bombed a team in the post season and picked up a post season MVP for their troubles. And later that player joined the very team they blasted out of the post season.

That must be odd for a fan base to welcome with open arms the very player that broke their hearts.

Here are the players who won hardware for one team and joined the team they beat.

FRANK ROBINSON
1966 World Series MVP for the Baltimore Orioles against the
Los Angeles Dodgers.
Joined the Dodgers in 1972

KIRK GIBSON
1984 ALCS MVP for the Detroit Tigers against the
Kansas City Royals
Joined the Royals in 1991

DENNIS ECKERSLEY
1988 ALCS MVP for the Oakland Athletics against the
Boston Red Sox
Joined the Red Sox in 1998

OREL HERSHISER
1988 NLCS MVP for the Los Angeles Dodgers against the
New York Mets
Joined the Mets in 1999.

RICKEY HENDERSON
1989 ALCS MVP for the Oakland Athletics against the
Toronto Blue Jays
Joined the Blue Jays in 1993

RANDY JOHNSON
2001 World Series Co-MVP for the Arizona Diamondbacks against the New York Yankees
Joined the Yankees in 2005.

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DANIEL MURPHY
2015 NLCS MVP for the New York Mets against the Chicago Cubs
Joined the Cubs in 2017

Multigenerational Highlights: Locked on MLB – September 18, 2019

85176BBA-83D0-43E6-84B8-93D68A10566ABaseball connects fathers to sons and grandsons to grandfathers. No other day have we seen so many of these connectons on the field as much as tonight’s slate of games.

This is the Locked On MLB Podcast. I am your host Paul Francis Sullivan. Please call me Sully.

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