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Who has gone the most plate appearances without a walk in 2013?

By Mike Axisa | Baseball Writer

No one has batted more times without drawing a walk than Jeff Keppinger. (USATSI)

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The 2013 season is two and a half weeks old now, so players have gotten most of their firsts out of the way. Position players have recorded their first hit, pitchers have made their first appearance, stuff like that. We're at the point where the guys who have not recorded their first whatever are more notable than the players who have filled up the stat sheet.

With an assist from the Baseball-Reference.com Play Index, here are the players with the most plate appearances who have yet to draw a walk. This does not include Thursday's action.

  1. Jeff Keppinger, White Sox -- 61 plate appearances
  2. Starlin Castro, Cubs -- 58
  3. Carlos Gomez, Brewers -- 50
  4. Dayan Viciedo, White Sox -- 46
  5. Erik Kratz, Phillies -- 46
  6. Chris Getz, Royals -- 45
  7. A.J. Pollock, Diamondbacks -- 41
  8. Daniel Descalso, Cardinals -- 40
  9. Welington Castillo, Cubs -- 39
  10. Collin Cowgill, Mets -- 35

The two Chicago teams are well-represented, but it's worth noting Castro drew not one, but two walks on Thursday afternoon. If we take him off the list, Erick Aybar of the Angels jumps on with 31 plate appearances.

Joey Votto, meanwhile, leads the majors with 22 walks in 71 plate appearances.

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