Sunday Stat-blast: Telvin Mashed

Take a deep-dive into just how good ALPB Player of the Year, Telvin Nash, was during 2019.

If you want to discuss Telvin Nash‘s 2019 season, it’s hard to start anywhere else but his 41 home runs. Nash’s home run count nearly doubled his closest teammate’s total (Isaias Tejeda).
Just under a quarter of all Revolution home runs were off Telvin Nash’s bat.
Looking beyond the Revolution lineup, Nash still dominated his nearest competition in the Atlantic League home run race. Former Rays 1st round pick Richie Shaffer finished his season 14 home runs off Nash’s pace with 27.
Telvin Nash accounted for nearly 5% of the Atlantic League’s home runs. The average batter (adjusted to match Nash’s number of at-bats) would have accounted for just 1.6% of the league’s home runs.
A look at the numbers posted by ALPB home run leaders year-to-year shows how rare Nash’s 2019 was.
Nash set an Atlantic League record with 77 extra-base hits. Teammate Isaias Tejeda’s 63 extra-base hits stood as the 2nd highest total on the season. Above, Nash’s season is compared to all qualified batters in the ALPB (minimum 81 ABs).
Nash even did substantial damage when he wasn’t swinging the bat. 105 walks was a new Atlantic league record and far above New Britain’s Jason Rogers who finished with 85 walks of his own.
Nash’s Atlantic League record 303 total bases would loom even larger over the Revolution’s team stats if it was not for Isaias Tejeda’s strong 2019 campaign which resulted 278 total bases.
Stepping back further, we can compare Nash’s (and Tejeda’s) total bases against the rest of the qualified batters in the Atlantic League.
Altogether, Nash produced more runs (Runs scored + (RBI – HR)) than any batter in the Atlantic League. Nash was directly involved in 10 more runs produced throughout the season than his nearest competition, Jason Rogers.

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