Wednesday, April 25, 2007

It's Stat Night At BTH

It's time for another rousing edition of Wednesday Night OPS. Today, er, tonight, we have nine participants in our weekly stat breakdown. Let's meet our players.

From the University of Illinois, our champion from last week (and the week before, and the week before that, and the week before that.....), we have Lars Davis with an OPS of 1.206. Lars is having such a good season he's even getting votes from someone on CSTV's National Player of the Year panel. Our next player, with an OPS of 1.123, is Nate Recknagel of the University of Michigan. The Wolverines star firstbaseman started a bit slow, homers aside, but has been collecting hits in bunches as of late. Our third OPS star is the Player of the Week in the Big Ten, the University of Iowa's Jason White. White's phenomenal weekend propelled his OPS to 1.116.

While he's re-taken the batting lead from Illinois' Davis, the University of Minnesota's Mike Mee is three spots behind Davis in OPS. The Gophers' OF is next at 1.104. Purdue University's Jordan Comadena checks in as our fifth leading OPS producer. Comadena's at 1.084. Another Hawkeye, catcher Dusty Napoleon, has made it through to our weekly list, again. Napoleon's season OPS is 1.063.

Firstbaseman Ryne White, our second Boilermaker, is the seventh member of Wednesday Night OPS fame. White has an OPS of 1.055. Our eighth participant is Iowa's Caleb Curry. If not for teammate Jason White, Curry may have been the Big Ten Player of the Week. Curry's strong weekend showing lifted his OPS to 1.023. The last spot amongst this week's players belongs to Michigan's Jason Christian. Christian has been a consistent member of this list and rounds out this week's edition with an on base plus slugging percentage of an even 1.000.