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Fantasy Baseball: NL Second Half Extra Base Hits Leaderboard

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Today, I look at the NL second half leaders in extra base hits (XBH). As stated in a previous post on a similar topic, looking at second half stats could result in finding a "hidden" power hitter for your 2010 draft. By "hidden", I mean someone who either is not expected to hit for power or is not hyped as a power hitter by the experts in the field.

So let's take a look at the second half leaderboard for XBH after the jump.

Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BA OBP SLG XBH
Howard, Ryan 1B PHI 287 52 87 17 2 23 75 4 0.303 0.380 0.617 42
Lee, Derrek 1B CHC 254 51 85 22 2 18 55 1 0.335 0.433 0.650 42
Rollins, Jimmy SS PHI 326 50 89 23 4 14 43 15 0.273 0.308 0.497 41
Ethier, Andre RF LA 277 44 82 25 2 13 50 2 0.296 0.385 0.542 40
Braun, Ryan J. LF MIL 308 52 100 20 3 16 56 13 0.325 0.374 0.565 39
Holliday, Matt LF STL 271 54 97 21 2 16 66 5 0.358 0.419 0.627 39
Pujols, Albert 1B STL 269 52 85 24 0 15 50 6 0.316 0.419 0.573 39
Fielder, Prince 1B MIL 284 46 80 13 1 24 63 1 0.282 0.381 0.588 38
Murphy, Daniel LF NYM 271 31 77 28 3 7 37 3 0.284 0.315 0.487 38
Votto, Joey 1B CIN 269 49 81 24 0 14 43 2 0.301 0.400 0.547 38
Zimmerman, Ryan 3B WAS 268 52 78 15 3 19 54 2 0.291 0.370 0.582 37
Jones, Garrett 1B PIT 276 37 80 19 0 17 38 7 0.290 0.370 0.544 36
Tulowitzki, Troy SS COL 263 53 90 14 5 17 56 9 0.342 0.419 0.627 36
Pagan, Angel LF NYM 293 45 89 19 10 6 29 8 0.304 0.341 0.498 35
Gonzalez, Adrian 1B SD 248 41 76 17 1 16 47 0 0.307 0.427 0.577 34
Coghlan, Chris 3B FLA 304 54 113 21 5 7 32 4 0.372 0.423 0.543 33
Lee, Carlos N. LF HOU 286 30 84 20 0 13 53 3 0.294 0.333 0.500 33
Reynolds, Mark 3B ARI 257 43 66 13 0 20 40 9 0.257 0.344 0.541 33
Francoeur, Jeff RF NYM 285 40 88 20 2 10 39 1 0.309 0.336 0.498 32
Sandoval, Pablo 1B SF 270 38 88 20 2 10 35 1 0.326 0.387 0.526 32
McCutchen, Andrew OF PIT 283 51 81 17 4 10 31 15 0.286 0.378 0.481 31

Daniel Murphy and Garret Jones are two guys I wrote about in the previous article on extra base hit leaders. Most experts have their doubts that Jones can continue to hit like he did in 2009. I have my doubts that Murphy can turn those doubles into HRs in 2010, but a change of scenery would definitely help him, not that the Mets will deal him.

Speaking of the Mets, they have 3 outfielders amongst the top 21 in second half extra base hits on this list in Murphy (I know, he plays alot of 1B), Angel Pagan and Jeff Francoeur. Pagan is very intriguing in that he may be the perfect player for the Mets in their new ballpark. He has speed and some pop. The 10 triples in 293 ABs is amazing. Pagan may not have a starting job in 2010, but should see alot of time with Carlos Beltran's injury history and Francoeur's long slumps.

I am curious if Rollin's second half stats are more indicative of what we will see in 2010 from him, or is his full season stats (21-77-31-.250-.296-.423) the better indicator?