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Sunday, October 3, 2010
Luke Scott, 2008 Topps Updates and Highlights #UH200
As another Orioles season draws to a close, I tip my hat to Luke Scott, the 2010 Most Valuable Oriole as chosen by the local media. He didn't have much competition for the award, but his great season should be recognized. Besides leading the Orioles with 27 home runs, a .535 slugging percentage and a .902 OPS, he also set career highs with 70 runs scored, 29 doubles, 239 total bases, a .284 average, and a .368 on-base percentage. He was also one of the top ten American League hitters in slugging, OPS, OPS+, and at bats per home run (16.5). Not a bad year's work for a guy who entered the season trying to shed the label of a streaky hitter. There should definitely be a spot for him on the 2011 Orioles.
I can remember playing with baseball cards as a toddler, but I actually started collecting them when I was ten. Now I'm an adult looking for an outlet to talk about my hobby without receiving blank stares in return. You can contact me thusly.