Which players were able to hit those milestone markers in 2022 and which guys fell just short of reaching a number that is pretty to the eyes?
One: The number of outs away from qualifying for the ERA title by Lucas Giolito. He will not appear on leaderboards as a result. By the way, 44 guys threw 162 innings. The closes miss amongst NL arms was that of Mitch Keller who threw 159 frames.
One: The number of victories needed to reach 15 for Carlos Rodon, Sandy Alcantara, Max Fried, Dylan Cease and Jameson Taillon who all had 14 victories.
Nine: Some guys who had nine victories – Jeffrey Springs, Jordan Montgomery, Cole Irvin, Kyle Freeland, German Marquez.
Ronald Acuna had 29 steals leaving him one short of a 15/30 season. His other season of 119 games played he went 41/37.
Wily Adams hit 31 bombs, but fell short of 100 RBI by two. Had 51 RBI his first 71 games and 47 RBI his final 68 games.
Yordan Alvarez was at 37-97-95… falling just short of 40-100-100.
Elvis Andrus went 17/18, just missing out on a 20/20 season. His only 20/20 season was in 2017.
Alex Cobb threw 149.2 innings for the Giants. He threw 158 innings from 2019-21. Three guys ended up with 148.2 innings – Josiah Gray, Cristian Javier, Patrick Sandoval.
C.J. Cron went deep 29 times though he got to 100 RBI with 102. He had 21 homers in the first half but hit only eight his last 60 games.
Luis Garcia just missed with 157 strikeouts in 157.1 innings. Soooo close. Triston McKenzie wasn’t quite as close, but he was damn close at 190 punchouts in 191.1 innings. Teammate Shane Bieber had 198 strikeouts over 200 innings. Another oh so close guy… Eric Lauer had 157 strikeouts in 158.2 innings pitched. Hell, even sucky Sean Manaea had 156 strikeouts in 158 innings.
Andres Gomez was three homers short of 20/20.
Francisco Lindor was two runs short of a .270-25-100-100-15 season.
Manny Machado went .298-32-102-100-9. That’s two hits and one steal short of a coveted .300-30-100-100-10 effort.
Jose Ramirez was a homer away from a 30/20 season. He went 35/25 last season.
Hunter Renfroe had 31 homers last season, this year he fell just short with 29 big flies. He had 50 fewer plate appearances, so he was right on the pace.
Dansby Swanson had 99 runs scored. He also had 96 RBI. He stole 18 bases. He fell four RBI, one run and two steals from a 25-100-100-20 season. He had never hit 90 RBI or 80 runs before. He also nearly doubled his previous best of 10 steals.
Kyle Tucker went 30/25, a goal that Julio Rodriguez missed by two home runs.
Trea Turner was a hit away from a second straight effort of 195 hits. He was two hits, in 652 at-bats, from a third straight season of hitting .300. As it is, he has hit .298 or better in 4-straight seasons.
Dalton Varsho was three homers short of going 30/15.
Christian Yelich fell one run short of 100. He also fell one steal short of 20 thefts. He was a homer short of 15.
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