Thursday, April 27, 2006

Big Ten OPS Numbers

Here's this week's Big Ten 1000 OPS club. Mitch Hilligoss, Purdue, leads at 1.177. Michigan State's Ryan Basham is second at 1.085. Third belongs to Eric Fryer of Ohio State at 1.059. Fellow Buckeye Ronnie Bourquin is next at 1.058. A third OSU standout, SS Jedidiah Stephen is fifth at 1.016. There is a tie for the final spot. Michigan State's Steve Gerstenberger and Northwestern's Antonio Mule are both at 1.004.

At no additional cost to you, I also provide a look at those players in the Mid-American Conference who are holding an OPS figure above 1000. (Yes, the MAC, boys and girls. And, yes, it's confirmed. I've gone off the deep end.) Ben Humphrey of Central Michigan sits atop the MAC OPS field at 1.127. Drew Saylor of Kent State checks in at 1.033. Bryan Mitchell, another CMU player, is third at 1.028. Kent State's Emmanuel Burriss and Ohio's Willie Walker are tied for fourth place at 1.020. The final MAC regular over 1000 is Brian Toner of Northern Illinois at 1.004.