Originally written on Baseball Professor  |  Last updated 11/16/14
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In 2010 and 2011, Paul Konerko topped the 100-RBI mark for the first time since 2006, giving him six 100-RBI seasons in his 14 years as a full-time player.Last season Konerko saw his RBI total fall by 30 despite amassing just 40 fewer plate appearances. He still batted .298 on the season while clubbing 26 homers, but his .158 ISO with men on base paled in comparison to his .211 mark with the bases empty. For his career, Konerko has a .203 ISO with men on and a .238 ISO with the bases empty, so while his numbers were down in both cases — aren’t almost all offensive numbers down these days? — his performance in RBI situations was drastically lower.That’s why I’m not too worried about Konerko, though. He’s getting to the point where his skills, and thus his numbers, could rapidly deteriorate at any moment, but despite the trouble driving runners in he was still able to post a line drive rate over 22% for only the second time since 2006 while keeping his strikeout rate at 13.9%. Konerko...
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