plunks per plate appearance update
On Saturday, frequent commenter and more frequent question asker DM asked for up to the minute plunks per plate appearance data. I'm not quite ready for up to the minute, but here is the updated top-15 through last season, with a minimum of 500 plate appearances.
Top 15 in plunks per plate appearance through 2005 (500 plate appearance minimum):
At the other end of the spectrum, Chone Figgins finally took one for the team on Saturday after starting his career with 1719 unplunked plate appearances. Before then, he had the third most plate appearance of any major leaguer who had never been plunked. The active list for most career plate appearances without an HBP is as follows:
Kirk Rueter and Al Leiter retired in the offseason, finishing unplunked careers with 740 and 613 plate appearance respectively.