1/4 THROUGH – Milestones To Look Forward To During The 2013 Major League Baseball Season
Well friends, we are amazingly 1/4 through with the 2013 baseball regula season, so I thought we should go back to the list of milestones I was going to track this season and see how these players are progressing.
For this 1/4 update all notes wil be added to the original post in GREEN.
I had a great time doing this prior to the starts of the 2011 and 2012 baseball seasons, so I thought I would give it another go as we prepare for the start of this upcoming campaign.
So, without further ado, I bring to you some of the milestones I will be looking for in 2013…
Ichiro’s push towards 2,800 career hits in the major leagues. He starts the season with 2,606.
37 games in and Ichiro has 32 hits – Not great, but not horrible either. As other Yankees return to the line-up, he should be helped.
Todd Helton marches towards 2,500 career hits. He starts the 2013 campaign with 2,420 hits.
Helton only has 18 hits in 23 games. 2,500 is still a strong possibility but it may not happen as soon as it should have….
David Ortiz looks to capture the 2,000th hit of his major league career. He will start the season with 1,863 career hits.
Ortiz has 28 hits in 22 games and has been hot since returning to the Boston line-up. He needs 109 to reach 2,000.
Albert Pujols looks to join the ‘500 HR Club’. He will start his 13th major league season with 475 homers on his resume.
Pujols has only clubbed 7 home runs this year. He needs 18 more to reach 500!
Ryan Howard looks to drive in the 1,000th run of his big league career. He will start the season with 920 RBI.
Hoawrd has only driven in 22 runs in 38 games. He is going to have to step it up to get to 1,000 by the end of the season.
Ryan Braun looks to add another 30/100 season to his resume. He has done it for the last 5 seasons. Can he make it six in a row?
Braun has 8 home runs and 26 RBI in 35 games. If he can remain healthy, he is on pace to hit the 30/1000 milestone again.
CC Sabathia looks to lock up career victory number 200. He will start the season with 191 career wins.
CC has 4 wins so far and is well on his way to 200 career victories. I’d like to see him do it before the All-Star break if possible.
Matt Cain is out to capture career victory #100 – he is currently sitting at 85.
Cain has 3 wins in 9 starts this season and is not off to the same pace he had in 2012 when he won 16 games. He’ll have to step it up if he wants to reach #100 this season.
Justin Verlander is approaching 1,500 career strikeouts. He needs just 46 to hit the mark.
DONE!!! This guy is a beast and he is well on his way to 1,600 and beyond.
Tim Lincecum is nearing 1,500 career strikeouts. I’m still unsure of what his role may be this season, Lincecum needs 183 K’s to reach the mark.
Lincecum is faring well so far in 2013. He has 52 strikeouts in 48 innings of work. If he can stay on this pace, he will do it!!
So there you have it – These are some of the baseball milestones that I will be tracking as the 2013 season gets under way. Just like in previous seasons, I will offer up recaps of these possible baseball milestones as the season progresses – please stay tuned for that.
What are you going to be watching for this year??
Thanks for reading!!!