As you look at the image below you'll see right away that a few Impact lines extend much further that the others. At the top is Mauer, a few rows down is Puljous leading the MLB in Impact! Check the detailed image extract further down to see how Jeter, Prince, A Gonzales, and Dunn have done.
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The image below show just a few of the players above. Email me for a full list @ email@example.com
Ok, so now we know we now how the top players in terms of At Bats did, but it begs the question of how each performed. Here is an image for your viewing pleasure and it includes ALL at bats for the year. It is organized in the same manner.
You'll notice that in terms of Impact, the teams you would expect to make the playoffs have done so. The only expection being the mighty Phillies.
Note: i) Impact by team doesn't take into account team's pitchers who obviously contribute to a successful playoff run.
...and finally, a map showing Impact, just because I could! (Size = Impact, Colour = Win percentage. Red < .500; Green > .500 (the darker the shade, the further to the end of the scale.)
Hope you enjoyed that, let me know your thoughts, feedback, any errors you spot, and if you want to know about any other players!
Thanks - Aneez