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Carlos Pena is a Powerful Man

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The stat Isolated Power (ISO) is used to isolate extra base hit power from the slugging equation. The formula is:

 Doubles) +(2 x Triples) + (3 x HR) / At-bats = ISO  = (SLG-BA)/AB

The current top 10 AL ISO leaderboard is as follows:

Name ISO 
Carlos Pena 0.308
Nelson Cruz 0.278
Kendry Morales 0.270
Russell Branyan 0.270
Mark Teixeira 0.268
Ben Zobrist 0.266
Hideki Matsui 0.262
Jason Bay 0.262
Kevin Youkilis 0.259
Justin Morneau 0.256

 

What happens if we further isolate extra base hit power by eliminating strikeouts? Essentially, this creates a Batted Ball ISO or Isolated Contact Power. Click  the jump for results where BBAB = At-bats - Strikeouts:

AB 2B 3B HR SO BBAB BBISO
Carlos Pena 425 22 2 35 149 276 0.475
Russell Branyan 419 21 1 30 144 275 0.411
Jim Thome 322 13 0 23 107 215 0.381
Jason Bay 416 24 2 27 119 297 0.367
Nelson Cruz 353 18 1 26 85 268 0.366
Kevin Youkilis 378 30 1 22 100 278 0.353
Ben Zobrist 372 18 6 23 81 291 0.340
Kendry Morales 433 32 2 27 82 351 0.333
Mark Teixeira 473 34 0 31 85 388 0.327
Nick Swisher 379 25 1 21 99 280 0.321

 When Carlos Pena makes contact in fair territory he is a dominant beast.

As a sidenote, in 2001 Barry Bonds ISO was .540. Wow. His BBISO was .671. Wow again.