Welcome to RC+ Stat Stumper!
We’re taking a longtime ballpark tradition and giving it a modern twist. At Great American Ball Park, the Scoreboard Stumper tests your knowledge of baseball history and you might learn a little bit about the Reds as well. The RC+ Stat Stumper is a weekly question about the Reds that involves a newer statistic.
We invite you to post your guesses in the comments (no looking up the answers, please). The correct answers and winners will be revealed prior to first pitch that day. Enjoy and thanks for playing!
RC+ Stat Stumper #7
Eugenio Suarez has slammed his way into the record books, posting the highest home run total ever for a National League third baseman. How do his Statcast numbers compare to other recent, prominent home run hitters?
Since 2015, there are 10 different players who have hit between 45 and 59 home runs in one season. Where do Suarez’s combined 2015-2019 average exit velocity (88.2 mph) and launch angle (15.3 degrees) each rank among those 10 players? Extra credit if you can name #1 for each (hint, it isn’t Suarez).