Successes, struggles and sabermetrics

Albert Pujols, Zack Greinke and Joe Mauer all mounted elite campaigns by any measurement. Getty Images

Despite a dearth of stretch-drive drama, the 2009 season has been full of thrills and chills. While the ability to appreciate them certainly doesn't require an overt appreciation of statistics, what follows are five highlights and five lowlights of a particularly sabermetric bent (all stats through Wednesday):