Pat Plummer     
year
2003
totals
ab
100
100
r
16
16
h
17
17
bi
14
14
2b
4
4
3b
0
0
hr
4
4
so
50
50
bb
22
22
ab/k
2.00
2.00
ob
.320
.320
slg
.330
.330
ba
.170
.170
rat
17.15
17.15
ab/hr
25.00
25.00
ab/bi
7.14
7.14

year
2003
totals
w
5
5
l
2
2
ip
25.0
25.0
h
24
24
r
11
11
so
38
38
bb
5
5
hr
6
6
bf
100
100
oavg
.253
.253
era
1.76
1.76
rat
47.51
47.51
k/4
6.08
6.08
bb/4
0.80
0.80
hr/4
0.96
0.96

Notes:
Possibly the most underrated player in league history, all because a) he struck out 50 times in only 100 ABs, b) he only hit .170 and c) his older brother was tall, loud, hit big homeruns and threw 900 mph. Some people couldn't look past that, where they would see that Pat Plummer a) walked 22 times, giving him a decent .320 OB%, b) hit big homeruns himself (8th inning GS off Bill Rozak, last-inning 3 run job that effectively ended the Horsemen's season) and c) finished with the #3 rookie ERA of all-time during a 2003 season overflowing with deadly hitters. Pat was simply an exceptional pitcher, not unlike Clint Wattenberg relying solely on accuracy and timing. Only Pat's fastball was probably twice Wattenberg's. And unlike his brother, Pat could throw strikes all day if need be.

We shouldn't be able to do this, but if we counted Pat's 2003 Rookie Game and 2003 Playoff stats with his 2003 regular season stats, all of the sudden he's 31-138 (.225) with a .352 OB%, a .500 SLG%, 11 HRs, 29 runs and 25 RBIs; 15 ERs in 34.0 IP (1.76 ERA), a 6.71 K/4 ratio, and a .234 OAvg. The cherry on the sundae being his shutting down Carmichael in the 2003 Series at the Sac.

--2003 Champion (Road Warriors)