SCOUTING REPORTS

April 05, 1987

Whom would you want at the plate when the game's on the line? Mattingly? Schmidt? Whom would you want pitching for your team? Scott? Righetti? Since 1975 the Elias Sports Bureau has kept track of the best batters and pitchers in Late-Inning Pressure Situations—defined for a batter as any at bat in the 7th or later when his team is within three runs of the other (or four runs with the bases loaded) and for pitchers as any batter faced in the 7th or later when teams are within two runs of each other. The tables at the top of the opposite page, as well as the comments in the lineup charts accompanying the scouting reports, are from The 1987 Elias Baseball Analyst.*

*The 1987 Elias Baseball Analyst, by Seymour Siwoff, Steve Hirdt & Peter Hirdt, © 1987 by the Elias Sports Bureau, Inc. Reprinted by permission of Collier Books/Macmillan Publishing Co.

ILLUSTRATION

NATIONAL LEAGUE

MVP—Eric Davis, Cincinnati

CY YOUNG AWARD—Ron Darling, New York

BATTING CHAMPION—Tim Raines, unsigned

HR CHAMPION—Mike Schmidt, Philadelphia

RBI CHAMPION—Eric Davis, Cincinnati

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR—Benito Santiago, San Diego

FIREMAN OF THE YEAR—Lee Smith, Chicago

AMERICAN LEAGUE

MVP—Don Mattingly, New York

CY YOUNG AWARD—Danny Jackson, Kansas City

BATTING CHAMPION—Wade Boggs, Boston

HR CHAMPION—Dan Pasqua, New York

RBI CHAMPION—Don Mattingly, New York

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR—B.J. Surhoff, Milwaukee

FIREMAN OF THE YEAR—Dave Righetti, New York

1986 AL TOP 10

1986 NL TOP 10

CAREER TOP 10 (Since '75)

BATTING AVERAGE IN PRESSURE SITUATIONS

1. Wade Boggs

.433

1. Ken Griffey

.404

1. Wade Boggs

.369

2. Billy Robidoux

.423

2. Will Clark

.397

2. Tony Gwynn

.348

3. Ken Griffey

.400

3. Mike Diaz

.392

3. Tim Raines

.347

4. Juan Beniquez

.393

4. Tony Perez

.385

4. Chris Brown

.337

5. Ron Hassey

.378

5. Steve Sax

.378

5. Ken Griffey

.328

6. Tony Fernandez

.363

6. Hubie Brooks

.375

6. Don Mattingly

.327

7. Marty Barrett

.359

7. Tim Raines

.374

7. George Brett

.326

7. Kirk Gibson

.359

8. Terry Harper

.370

8. Joe Lefebvre

.320

9. Ernie Whitt

.353

9. Wally Backman

.364

9. Tony Fernandez

.318

10. Don Mattingly

.351

10. Tony Gwynn

.359

10. Garth Iorg

.315

10. Scott Bradley

.351

10. Bo Diaz

.315

OPPONENTS' BATTING AVERAGE IN PRESSURE SITUATIONS

1. Ed Correa

.098

1. Ed Olwine

.129

1. Mark Davis

.198

2. Doug Bair

.108

2. Bob Sebra

.135

2. Nolan Ryan

.200

3. Jeff Russell

.127

3. Jose DeLeon

.138

3. Tom Henke

.202

4. Doyle Alexander

.133

4. Tom Browning

.143

4. Cecilio Guante

.206

5. Kirk McCaskill

.160

5. Greg Mathews

.154

5. J.R. Richard

.209

6. Scott Bankhead

.161

6. Shane Rawley

.156

6. Bill Dawley

.212

7. Joel McKeon

.170

7. Dwight Gooden

.178

6. Mike Boddicker

.212

8. Tom Henke

.171

8. Cecilio Guante

.180

8. Steve Bedrosian

.213

9. Ray Searage

.176

9. Steve Trout

.184

9. Dwight Gooden

.214

10. Walt Terrell

.179

10. Tim Stoddard

.195

9. Mario Soto

.214

9. Mark Littell

.214

PROJECTED 1987 STANDINGS

AL EAST

W L

GB

Cleveland

94-68

Toronto

93-69

1

New York

92-70

2

Boston

86-76

8

Detroit

79-83

15

Baltimore

76-86

18

Milwaukee

72-90

22

AL WEST

Texas

87-75

Oakland

84-78

3

California

82-80

5

Kansas City

81-81

6

Minnesota

80-82

7

Chicago

68-94

19

Seattle

60-102

27

NL EAST

New York

100-62

Philadelphia

90-72

10

St. Louis

85-77

15

Chicago

71-91

29

Pittsburgh

67-95

33

Montreal

64-98

36

NL WEST

Cincinnati

97-65

Houston

89-73

8

Los Angeles

88-74

9

San Francisco

83-79

14

San Diego

75-87

22

Atlanta

63-99

34

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)