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Brazell not with CL Leaders?

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Brazell not with CL Leaders?
Just curious as to why Craig Brazell is not being listed in the batting leaders section for average. After last nights performance against the Giants (3-4) he is hitting .314. Are there a certain number of games that he must play in before he qualifies to be recognized as one of the batting leaders?
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Re: Brazell not with CL Leaders?
[ Author: nanbanjin | Posted: Aug 3, 2009 1:12 AM | HAN Fan ]

FWIW, article 10.23 of the official NPB rules indicates that, in order to qualify for the batting title, a batter must have a minimum of 3.1 PA per regular season game his team plays.
In the current season format, that works out to a total of 446 PA over the season.
Re: Brazell not with CL Leaders?
[ Author: Guest: Hector | Posted: Aug 3, 2009 9:21 PM ]

I was referring to the section for this website that lists the Central League batting leaders. I don't believe that has any particular connection to the NPB ruling.
Re: Brazell not with CL Leaders?
[ Author: westbaystars | Posted: Aug 4, 2009 5:43 PM | YBS Fan ]

Nanbanjin is correct, especially for anything involving a percentage, such as the Batting Average Title. Brazell only has 159 plate appearances so far this season. Since the Tigers have played 88 games so far, any Tiger would require 272 PA to qualify for the Big Board at this point in time. I'm afraid that joining the team so late will put the Batting Title out of reach.

Home runs and RBIs are a different matter. Those are both judged by how many overall, regardless of the number of plate appearances. But it will be mighty hard to catch up with those who have been playing the whole season.
Re: Brazell not with CL Leaders?
[ Author: Mr. Marquirette | Posted: Aug 19, 2009 10:13 PM ]

Never count Craig out. There are not to many professional ball players anywhere on the planet that have hit more home runs than Craig Brazell the last 36 months.
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