Tuesday, April 18, 2006

This Week's OPS Leaders

As the season progresses, the number of players with an OPS above 1.000 diminshes. Currently, we are down to six regulars with a mark above 1.000. The list begins with Mitch Hilligoss of Purdue. Hilligoss, the Boilermakers all-world shortstop, currently leads the Big Ten in batting average, on base percentage, slugging percentage, hits, total bases and hot dogs sold. Hilligoss also carries a 1.133 OPS number into the midweek games.

Hilligoss' teammate, Eric Wolfe is second in the conference in OPS. Wolfe is in at 1.079. Antonio Mule, the offensive leader of first place Northwestern, has an OPS of 1.076. Ohio State's Jedidiah Stephen comes in fourth at 1.060. Stephen's Buckeye teammate, Jacob Howell is next at 1.057. Although, Howell has missed the last several games. The final Big Ten regular posting an OPS figure above 1.000 is Michigan State's Ryan Basham. The Spartans' OF has a 1.039 OPS.

That rounds out the regulars. There are two players, Cameron Satterwhite of Indiana (1.014) and Jamey Embrey of MSU (1.149) who have OPS marks at this level, but neither has fifty at bats this season.