Next up: most walks in a major league season by a VBL alumnus since the 2006 draft!
|1||Jason Kipnis||Covington ’06-7||2013||76|
|2||Jason Kipnis||Covington ’06-7||2012||67|
|3||Yonder Alonso||Luray ’06||2012||62|
|4||Jason Kipnis||Covington ’06-7||2016||60|
|5||Jason Kipnis||Covington ’06-7||2015||57|
|6||Jon Jay||Staunton ’04||2013||52|
|7||Jason Kipnis||Covington ’06-7||2014||50|
|8||Yonder Alonso||Luray ’06||2016||45|
|9||Yonder Alonso||Luray ’06||2015||42|
|Ryan Schimpf||Luray ’08||2016||42|
You know what’s weird about this list? No Daniel Murphy! Even though Daniel has played six full major league seasons, more or less, he never walked more than 39 times in a season. Of course, he doesn’t strike out very much, either.
Anyway, Jason Kipnis is on this list 5 times, Yonder Alonso 3, and Jon Jay and Ryan Schimpf show up once.
Interesting that no one has walked more than 76 times in a season….
Brett Gardner Watch: Brett has had 6 seasons with more than 42 walks. The most is 79, in 2010.