Originally written September 26, 2012 on Mets360.com:
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Ruben Tejada had another extended plate appearance Tuesday night, one in which he saw 11 pitches. Overall, Tejada came to the plate five times and saw 32 pitches. It seems like Tejada has had a plethora of PA where he sees a bunch of pitches which made me wonder what his average pitches per plate appearance (P/PA) was. Baseball-Reference provides this information and I was shocked to find that Tejada had just a 3.80 P/PA this season, compared to a league-average rate of 3.81 P/PA. Here are some other stats I found while poking around on B-R that I was previously unaware: Mike Baxter leads the team by batting with the platoon advantage 90% of the time. Scott Hairston has it just 52% of the time. Daniel Murphy has the best swing-and-miss percentage, completely whiffing just 9% of the time. The league average for swinging at the first pitch is 27%. Only two Mets are above average in this category, with David Wright offering at the first pitch 28% of the time while Ike Davis ...
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