2013 AZ SnakePit Awards: Nominations open for Performance of the Year

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This is the third and final single-game category, so with 162 of them on the schedule, it's easy for good performances to slip through the net. Here's some suggestions for single-player performance - any I missed for the final list?

I'm doing this one a bit more objectively. Here are the top performers, as measured by a variety of criteria - links go to the box-score and PBP for the game, if you want more information. There will be some overlap, but I figure these should cover most of the credible contenders. Thoughts on which ones should be included in the final list as well as any that may have fallen through the cracks, are welcome.

Position players

5 RBIs

Rk Player Date Opp Rslt PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB WPA
1 Paul Goldschmidt 2013-09-15 COL W 8-2 4 4 1 4 1 0 1 8 5 0 0.287
2 Gerardo Parra 2013-08-27 SDP W 10-9 5 4 1 2 0 0 1 5 5 1 0.372

9+ total bases

Rk Player Date Opp Rslt PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB WPA
1 Paul Goldschmidt 2013-05-17 MIA W 9-2 5 5 4 4 1 0 2 11 4 0 0.267
2 A.J. Pollock 2013-04-10 PIT W 10-2 5 5 3 3 1 0 2 10 4 0 0.212
3 Paul Goldschmidt 2013-08-13 BAL W 4-3 5 5 2 3 0 0 2 9 2 0 0.798
4 Cody Ross 2013-08-02 BOS W 7-6 5 5 2 4 2 0 1 9 3 0 0.436
5 Paul Goldschmidt 2013-06-21 CIN W 11-5 5 5 2 3 0 0 2 9 3 0 0.233

5 times reached base (excludes extra innings)

Rk Player Date Opp Rslt PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB WPA
1 Miguel Montero 2013-09-13 COL L 5-7 5 3 1 3 0 0 1 6 3 2 0.143
2 Martin Prado 2013-08-17 PIT W 15-5 6 5 4 4 0 0 1 7 3 1 0.064
3 Martin Prado 2013-08-07 TBR W 9-8 5 4 2 4 1 0 1 8 4 1 0.769
4 Cody Ross 2013-07-06 COL W 11-1 5 5 3 5 1 0 0 6 0 0 0.061

I had to put that disclaimer in there, because the marathon in Phillie would otherwise have dominated proceedings. Four players reached base safely six times in a game for the Diamondbacks this year. All four (Goldschmidt, Pennington, Campana and Parra) were in that one contest...

Win probability > +50%

Rk Player Date Opp Rslt PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB WPA
1 Paul Goldschmidt 2013-08-13 BAL W 4-3 5 5 2 3 0 0 2 2 0 0.798
2 Martin Prado 2013-08-07 TBR W 9-8 5 4 2 4 1 0 1 4 1 0.769
3 Aaron Hill 2013-08-14 BAL W 5-4 7 6 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0.616
4 Willie Bloomquist 2013-06-10 LAD W 5-4 5 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0.599
5 Paul Goldschmidt 2013-05-08 LAD W 3-2 4 4 2 2 0 0 2 3 0 0.562
6 Didi Gregorius 2013-05-27 (2) TEX W 5-4 4 4 2 2 0 1 1 3 0 0.506
7 Adam Eaton 2013-08-18 PIT W 4-2 8 7 1 4 1 0 0 2 0 0.505

Pitchers

Game Score >= 80

Rk Player Date Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R ER BB SO Pit Str GSc WPA
1 Patrick Corbin 2013-05-20 COL W 5-1 CG 9 ,W 9.0 3 1 1 1 10 97 74 86 0.308
2 Brandon McCarthy 2013-05-18 MIA W 1-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 3 0 0 2 5 99 68 84 0.799
3 Randall Delgado 2013-07-26 SDP W 10-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 3 0 0 1 3 100 70 83 0.156
4 Patrick Corbin 2013-07-07 COL W 6-1 GS-8 ,W 8.0 3 1 1 1 10 97 67 81 0.237
5 Tyler Skaggs 2013-07-05 COL W 5-0 GS-8 ,W 8.0 3 0 0 1 5 103 65 80 0.373

Win Probability > +37.5%

Rk Player Date Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R ER BB SO Pit Str WPA
1 Brandon McCarthy 2013-05-18 MIA W 1-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 3 0 0 2 5 99 68 0.799
2 Josh Collmenter 2013-06-04 STL W 7-6 10-13 ,W 4.0 4 0 0 1 5 68 40 0.499
3 Patrick Corbin 2013-08-20 CIN W 5-2 CG 9 ,W 9.0 6 2 2 0 10 103 73 0.497
4 Brandon McCarthy 2013-05-12 PHI L 2-4 GS-8 8.0 7 0 0 0 5 88 66 0.446
5 Brandon McCarthy 2013-09-07 SFG W 2-1 GS-8 ,W 8.0 6 1 1 1 6 99 70 0.418
6 Trevor Cahill 2013-04-30 SFG L 1-2 GS-8 8.0 4 1 1 1 5 88 61 0.411
7 Trevor Cahill 2013-08-24 PHI W 12-7 15-18f,W 4.0 2 0 0 1 2 53 30 0.386
8 Patrick Corbin 2013-05-14 ATL W 2-0 GS-7 ,W 7.0 3 0 0 5 5 98 58 0.384
9 Josh Collmenter 2013-08-14 BAL W 5-4 11-13 3.0 2 0 0 0 5 40 31 0.383
10 Josh Collmenter 2013-06-19 MIA W 3-1 2-7 6.0 1 0 0 1 7 81 53 0.378

I'm pretty sure I'm going to go with two hitting performances, two starting pitching ones, and one of the marathon relief outings, either by Collmenter or Cahill. But you can try and make a compelling case for something else!

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