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Tuesday, June 01, 2004

More fun with stats…Part 2! 

GPA [(1.8 * .OBP + .SLG ) / 4 = .GPA]
1. Colorado .274
2. Houston .270
3. Pittsburgh .265
4. Philadelphia .263
5. St. Louis .262
6. Chicago .260
7. Cincinnati .255
8. Florida .255
9. San Diego .253
10. Los Angeles .252
11. San Francisco .250
12. Atlanta .248
13. Milwaukee .247
14. Arizona .247
15. New York .245
16. Montreal .211

ISO [.SLG - .BA = .ISO]
1. Colorado .199
2. Chicago .185
3. St. Louis .183
4. Philadelphia .176
5. Arizona .175
6. Florida .175
7. Atlanta .160
8. Los Angeles .159
9. Houston .158
10. Cincinnati .158
11. Pittsburgh .156
12. New York .151
13. Milwaukee .148
14. San Francisco .140
15. San Diego .121
16. Montreal .114

I thought that the numbers were really interesting, chiefly because it looks like teams like the Astros, Pirates and Padres are winning games by playing small ball: an efficient offense, but less power there in those lineups. In the case of San Diego, there appears to be no power in the lineup (Sean Burroughs has an ISO of .068 … His GPA is a more respectable .268 …) after Giles. In contrast, the Cubs, Diamondbacks and Braves look like they are relying upon their power to score too many runs. This bodes ill for the playoff chances of the Cubbies: as I’ve seen it, a team that relies on the dinger in the regular season dies by the strikeout in the playoffs.

I’d say that the two most dangerous teams, after the always potent Rockies, in the NL are the Cardinals and Phils. Neither team relies too much on the long ball, both offenses seem efficient and able to draw walks and hit for power. The Cardinals probably have the deadliest 3-4-5 in the NL: Rolen (.332 GPA), Pujols (.331), and Edmunds (.306) …

How in the heck are the Marlins still so successful?: they strike out twice as much as they walk, they are successful stealing just 68% of the time (30 of 44) … their ability to hit a few dingers in big spots?

An aside … I enjoyed watching TBS coverage of the Braves and Phils over the weekend. As J.D. Drew stepped to the plate the broadcasting team noted, a touch of sarcasm, Drew’s “warm reception” by the fans at Citizens. You could tell he was straining not to say anything nasty.

I remember going to the game after the infamous battery-tossing game in 1999: Drew clubbed a solo shot to the centerfield in the fifth and a fan threw it back, to the approving roars of the crowd. Yes, we all hate J.D. Drew, but we can respect that he’s a talented player (.330 GPA).

Alright ... what did I tell you? Big update!

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