We all recognize that the RBI is a stat of opportunity, right? The best hitter in the world can only knock in runs if the ducks are on the pond, so to speak.
With that said, though, the hitter still has to knock the baserunners in. So, with that understood, here is the list of the top 14 RBI seasons since the 2004 season!
|5||Jon Love||Front Royal||2004||48|
|Hunter Newman||Front Royal||2014||44|
First of all, there are THREE players from the season that just concluded! Gunnar McNeill is all alone in 4th place; Michael McClellan comes in 9th, and Hunter Newman is tied for 10th. Each of the three are either already listed in ATVL’s top 10 hitters list, or will be.
Yezzo’s incredible 62 RBIs in 2012- 8 more than 2nd place!- heads up the list. He’s also playing in the minor leagues at the moment. Odom, who was Yezzo’s teammate, and Jonathan Griffin are the other two current pro players. McDade and McOwen have played affiliated ball, but are not at the moment.
Terni, Kurt Davidson (who I think drove in every single runner who was on base for him in 2007), Love, Berry, McPherson, and Sullivan have not played affiliated ball. (McPherson was drafted, but chose to retire instead of play.)
I just noticed something else- there are five “Macs” on this list. Weird.
The next list will be total bases!