Baseball Reference made profiles for Santa's Reindeer and they're awesome
Baseball Reference is an incredible tool for sabermetrics junkies and die-hard fans of America's pastime. In 2014, the site created profiles for each of Santa's reindeer.
The holiday concept includes statistics for the Holiday League and the North Pole Reindeer.
Here are profiles and brief description for each:
Dasher: The outfielder has bounced around from team to team in the Arctic League with multiple stints with Evergreen City. In recent years he's become a solid power threat in the lineup with a career-high 28 home runs for the North Pole Reindeer in his first season in the Holiday League.
Cupid: Now retired and in the publishing business, Cupid was an excellent fielder alongside Rudolph on the left side of the infield.
Blitzen: Total MVP candidate. Blizten was one of the most feared hitters in the Holiday League with 40 home runs and 124 RBIs.
Vixen: Vixen locked up through 2023 was a questionable move at first for the $120 million price tag but it's worked out as he hit 30 home runs and 99 RBIs with a .522 slugging percentage in his first season in the Holiday League.
Rudolph: He's got his own song. He's arguably the most known of the reindeer so it comes as no surprise that he inked an eight-year deal worth $118 million and will not hit free agency before 2018. Rudolph slugged .458 in 2014—just his second year in the Holiday League.
Dancer: Lots of teams are probably kicking themselves that they let 46 rounds of drafting pass before Dancer was selected and turned into a good contact hitter for the North Pole Reindeer.
Prancer: After 16 seasons of professional ball and he's closing in on 3,000 hits.
Donner: At 5'2" and 405 pounds, it's no surprise that Donner is good at blocking the plate on defense but unfortunately only has two steals in his career at the Holiday League level.
Comet: 341 strikeouts is Randy Johnson-level good.