Stanton slugged .608 in 501 PA's (sound familar?). With a hitless AB, he drops to .607 still well ahead of Ryan Braun's .595.
Joey Votto reached base 225 times in 475 PA for a .474 OBP. With 27 hitless AB's added, he drops to .448, still ahead of Buster Posey at .408.
Given MLB suspended the rule for Melky, was it also suspended for Giancarlo and Joey?
Note that rule 10.22 and 10.23 both mention the "Individual Batting and Slugging Champion" And 10.22 lists how to compute percentage records for OBP.
So I ask you, was Giancarlo the NL Slugging Champion for 2012? Should he or Braun get the black ink?
UPDATE: I was wrong as the rule was tweaked only for those suspended due to drug suspensions.
Apologies for my incorrect reading of the story I saw.
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