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Ludwick greatly missed at Coors

Injured St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Ryan Ludwick is the team’s career leader in SLG and OPS in Denver.

Ryan Ludwick (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)The potential impact of the St. Louis Cardinals missing Ryan Ludwick for the road series at Colorado due to a stint on the disabled list may be greater than readers might  have expected.

Not only is the outfielder the top producer on the current team in terms of slugging (1.034) and OPS (1.472) there, he has the top visiting marks of any Cardinals player past or present since the Rockies came into being in 1993.

Other team leaders at altitude vary from the likely, Albert Pujols with 29 RBI and Ray Lankford with the most counting numbers due to his longevity, to the most unlikely. The latter group includes David Bell with two triples, Scott Cooper’s .458 batting average and So Taguchi’s three sacrifice flies.

Courtesy of Tom Orf, the details follow.

Cardinals offensive numbers at Colorado, history (since 1993) – 20 or more plate appearances – listed by SLG – leaders in bold

Player G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS SH SF IBB HBP GDP
Ryan Ludwick 11 32 29 12 3 0 5 9 2 8 0.414 0.438 1.034 1.472 0 1 0 0 0
Tom Lampkin 8 24 21 8 2 0 3 11 1 3 0.381 0.417 0.905 1.321 0 1 0 1 1
Scott Rolen 12 55 48 19 6 0 6 12 7 4 0.396 0.473 0.896 1.369 0 0 0 0 3
Todd Zeile 15 68 59 25 9 0 4 15 9 6 0.424 0.500 0.780 1.280 0 0 1 0 2
Mark McGwire 18 83 64 20 6 0 7 15 17 12 0.313 0.458 0.734 1.192 0 1 1 1 1
Jim Edmonds 26 110 88 28 5 1 9 22 18 26 0.318 0.436 0.705 1.141 0 2 2 2 0
Placido Polanco 11 35 35 16 1 0 2 4 0 2 0.457 0.457 0.657 1.114 0 0 0 0 1
Albert Pujols 31 132 113 34 7 0 9 29 16 10 0.301 0.386 0.602 0.988 0 2 4 1 4
J.D. Drew 10 44 40 14 2 1 2 9 3 9 0.350 0.409 0.600 1.009 0 0 1 1 0
Bernard Gilkey 16 72 65 21 2 0 5 14 5 10 0.323 0.375 0.585 0.960 0 1 0 1 1
Scott Cooper 6 25 24 11 3 0 0 4 1 3 0.458 0.480 0.583 1.063 0 0 0 0 2
John Mabry 27 113 104 40 8 1 3 22 7 17 0.385 0.429 0.567 0.996 1 0 2 1 5
Tino Martinez 6 29 25 7 1 0 2 6 2 2 0.280 0.379 0.560 0.939 0 0 1 2 0
Ron Gant 11 45 39 15 3 0 1 6 6 8 0.385 0.467 0.538 1.005 0 0 0 0 0
Ray Lankford 46 199 159 41 12 0 10 27 35 39 0.258 0.397 0.522 0.919 0 2 1 3 5
Edgar Renteria 20 86 74 27 5 0 2 14 11 9 0.365 0.442 0.514 0.955 0 1 0 0 0
David Bell 8 29 22 6 1 2 0 4 6 1 0.273 0.429 0.500 0.929 1 0 1 0 1
Tom Pagnozzi 20 80 73 23 5 1 2 10 6 7 0.315 0.375 0.493 0.868 0 0 1 1 3
Mike Matheny 17 66 59 16 7 0 2 9 6 14 0.271 0.348 0.492 0.840 0 0 2 1 5
Delino DeShields 8 37 33 13 3 0 0 3 3 6 0.394 0.444 0.485 0.929 1 0 0 0 1
Eli Marrero 17 43 37 8 3 0 2 8 4 7 0.216 0.302 0.459 0.762 0 1 1 1 2
Mark Whiten 10 45 40 11 1 0 2 9 5 10 0.275 0.356 0.450 0.806 0 0 0 0 0
Willie McGee 19 49 46 11 3 0 2 9 2 7 0.239 0.265 0.435 0.700 0 1 0 0 1
Fernando Vina 15 73 66 20 6 1 0 5 6 2 0.303 0.370 0.424 0.794 0 0 0 1 2
So Taguchi 13 40 29 9 0 0 1 4 7 2 0.310 0.475 0.414 0.889 0 1 0 3 1
Gary Gaetti 17 70 61 15 2 1 2 7 8 8 0.246 0.343 0.410 0.753 0 0 0 1 3
Fernando Tatis 6 29 27 6 2 0 1 5 1 5 0.222 0.276 0.407 0.683 0 0 0 1 1
Aaron Miles 8 35 32 8 2 0 1 2 3 0 0.250 0.314 0.406 0.721 0 0 1 0 1
Royce Clayton 18 81 77 22 6 1 0 5 3 4 0.286 0.309 0.390 0.698 0 1 0 0 0
Brian Jordan 19 81 75 17 1 1 3 14 1 6 0.227 0.263 0.387 0.649 1 1 0 3 1
Skip Schumaker 6 20 17 5 1 0 0 0 3 1 0.294 0.400 0.353 0.753 0 0 0 0 0
Yadier Molina 13 40 37 12 1 0 0 4 2 5 0.324 0.375 0.351 0.726 0 0 0 1 3
Luis Alicea 13 41 37 9 2 1 0 3 4 8 0.243 0.317 0.351 0.668 0 0 0 0 0
Rick Ankiel 7 22 20 4 0 0 1 4 2 9 0.200 0.273 0.350 0.623 0 0 0 0 1
Jose Oquendo 10 32 25 6 0 1 0 3 5 6 0.240 0.355 0.320 0.675 1 1 2 0 0
Tripp Cromer 5 20 19 5 1 0 0 2 0 2 0.263 0.263 0.316 0.579 1 0 0 0 1
Juan Encarnacion 7 22 22 4 2 0 0 3 0 0 0.182 0.182 0.273 0.455 0 0 0 0 1
Adam Kennedy 7 28 26 5 0 1 0 3 2 5 0.192 0.250 0.269 0.519 0 0 2 0 1
Gregg Jefferies 11 51 49 11 2 0 0 3 2 2 0.224 0.255 0.265 0.520 0 0 0 0 2
Geronimo Pena 7 27 20 2 0 0 1 3 6 5 0.100 0.296 0.250 0.546 0 1 0 0 1
Ozzie Smith 15 66 56 12 1 0 0 5 6 4 0.214 0.277 0.232 0.509 1 3 0 0 0
David Eckstein 6 28 25 5 0 0 0 0 3 5 0.200 0.286 0.200 0.486 0 0 0 0 0
Larry Walker 5 21 19 2 0 0 0 1 2 6 0.105 0.190 0.105 0.296 0 0 0 0 2
Reggie Sanders 7 24 21 2 0 0 0 0 2 5 0.095 0.208 0.095 0.304 0 0 0 1 0

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