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Leaderboard of the day: 2011 home runs/plate appearance

Jul 7, 2011, 3:04 PM EDT

Wily Mo Pena Reuters

Minimum two homers.  Eat your heart out, Jose Bautista.

Home runs per plate appearance:

1. Zach Duke (D-backs) – 2/15 – .133
2. Wily Mo Pena (D-backs) – 5/40 – .125
3. Jason Giambi (Rockies) – 9/93 – .097
4. Brandon Boggs (Brewers) – 2/22 – .091
5. Jose Bautista (Blue Jays) – 28/357 – .078
6. Lance Berkman (Cardinals) – 23/312 – .074
7. Nelson Cruz (Rangers) – 20/288 – .069
8. Adam Rosales (Athletics) – 2/29 – .069
9. Curtis Granderson (Yankees) – 25/371 – .067
10. Mark Teixeira (Yankees) – 25/372 – .067
11. Henry Blanco (D-backs) – 4/60 – .067
12. Mike Napoli (Rangers) – 11/172 – .064
13. Paul Konerko (White Sox) – 22/360 – .061
14. David Ross (Braves) – 4/66 – .061
15. Mark Reynolds (Orioles) – 20/331 – .060

The Diamondbacks dominate the list. Unfortunately, though, their three guys here have a total of 11 homers, which is about 40 percent of the way to Bautista’s total alone.

If I removed the two-homer requirement, the actual leader in home runs per plate appearances would be Brandon Guyer. He had one homer in three at-bats during a brief stint with the Rays earlier this season.

Anyway, I’ll admit this was just mostly an excuse to get Wily Mo’s name on the blog again.

  1. b7p19 - Jul 7, 2011 at 3:14 PM

    “Anyway, I’ll admit this was just mostly an excuse to get Wily Mo’s name on the blog again.”

    And not a moment to soon. WIly Mo! He looks great as usual in that picture.

  2. Vincent - Jul 7, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    Willy Mo!

    • Tim's Neighbor - Jul 7, 2011 at 3:26 PM

      WILY MO! He only needs 1 ‘L’ in his name. I believe he ate the other one or hit it 600 ft.

      • b7p19 - Jul 7, 2011 at 3:43 PM

        Wonderful, just … wonderful. Great stuff.

  3. Brandon - Jul 7, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    Go Go, Wily Mo!

  4. marshmallowsnake - Jul 7, 2011 at 3:47 PM

    I wish he was in the Derby this Monday. I am pretty sure he would hit one over the stadium or through the roof.

  5. phukyouk - Jul 7, 2011 at 4:38 PM

    Willy Mo-o-o-o-o Hes a vegetarian… Will Mo-o-o-o will outlive all the septuagenarians……

    • bleedgreen - Jul 7, 2011 at 5:10 PM

      I’m guessing not many people will get the reference there, Dead Eye Dick.

      • phukyouk - Jul 7, 2011 at 5:15 PM

        oh come on.. its right up there with mmmm.mmmmm.mmmm..

      • scatterbrian - Jul 7, 2011 at 5:58 PM

        Nah, I’m guessing most people here have seen Dumb and Dumber at least once….and you really can’t avoid that song if you watch that movie.

  6. trevorb06 - Jul 7, 2011 at 5:15 PM

    With a frame and build like that I’d like to see Wily Mo get into MMA. :-)

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