This afternoon seemed like the optimal time to discuss old baseball guys in our internal thread. One who came up was former Milwaukee Brewer and Detroit Tiger Rob Deer, a statistical marvel. Here are five great Rob Deer stats.
- Deer was the progenitor of the “three true outcome” (home run, walk, strikeout) player. He ranks second all time in “three true outcome” percentage behind Adam Dunn.
- In 1991, Deer finished with more than twice as many strikeouts (175) as hits (80).
- In 1993, Deer had more than three times as many strikeouts (169) as RBI (55)
- Deer had more extra-base hits than singles twice over a full season in 1991 (41-39) and 1992 (53-44).
- Deer batted .179 over a full season with 548 plate appearances in 1991. This is tied with Dan Uggla (2013) for the lowest batting average for a player with a minimum of 500 plate appearances in MLB history.