Not to be out-done by Mike Stanton, fellow 20-year-old Jason Heyward is showing historic on-base skills
Sep 13, 2010, 2:16 PM EDT
I wrote earlier today about how historic Mike Stanton’s power is for a 20-year-old, but as David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution points out it’s only fair to take a similar look at fellow 20-year-old Jason Heyward’s historic on-base skills.
Heyward went 1-for-4 with a homer and two walks yesterday, giving him a .398 on-base percentage in 124 games. Here’s a list of the top 10 on-base percentages in baseball history by a 20-year-old:
YEAR OBP Met Ott 1929 .449 Ted Williams 1939 .436 Al Kaline 1955 .421 Jimmie Foxx 1928 .416 Alex Rodriguez 1996 .414 JASON HEYWARD 2010 .398 Mickey Mantle 1952 .394 Ty Cobb 1907 .380 Frank Robinson 1956 .379 Arky Vaughan 1932 .375
That’s nine Hall of Famers and Heyward. Oh, and he’s also hitting .289 with 17 homers, 29 doubles, a .481 slugging percentage, and an .879 OPS that would be the eighth-highest ever for a 20-year-old.
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