Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Past 5 Seasons

The Philadelphia Phillies have dominated the National League East each of the past 5 seasons, winning the division each year. Courtesy of Fangraphs.com I compiled the Phils offensive, pitching, and fielding MLB statistical rankings over that time span. Below you will find evidence that the offense did its fair share of the work, but the pitching and fielding are likely the reason for continued success. The Phils are also arguably the best team in the Majors over this stretch.


Offense:
AVG - .260 (16th)
OBP - .335 (7th)
SLG - .430 (6th)
OPS - .765 (5th)
R – 3996 (4th)
DBL – 1477 (14th)
TRPL – 184 (7th)
HR – 970 (3rd)
SB – 597 (6th)
BB – 2915 (5th)
K – 5565 (17th)
WAR – 161.5 (1st)

Pitching:
W – 473 (2nd)
ERA – 3.90 (5th)
WHIP – 1.32 (3rd)
K/9 – 7.11 (13th)
BB/9 – 2.96 (2nd)
BB:K – 2.40 (1st)
SV – 220 (3rd)
CG – 49 (1st)
SHO – 23 (1st)
WAR – 81.5 (15th)

Fielding:
E – 412 (1st)
FLD% - .987 (1st)
PB – 41 (3rd)
WP – 157 (1st)
UZR – 108.0 (4th)

5 comments:

Bob D said...

The walks to strike out ratio and that fielding has been awesome.

GM-Carson said...

Not walking the opposition is key, as is not giving up extra outs.

Preserve Jon said...

Agreed. What this also shows, however, is that the offense simply does not hit for average. Lots of runs, but based upon the dearth of doubles and triples, a lot of their scoring is from hrs. Lots of walks brings up the OBP. These statistics confirm what the casual observer of this team already knew.

GM-Carson said...

And as the players get older their power numbers are going down, and their batting averages remain mediocre, which is why there is cause for concern heading forward.

GM-Carson said...

Lineup for tomorrow's game against Florida St.
Jimmy Rollins, SS.
Juan Pierre, DH.
Shane Victorino, CF.
Hunter Pence, RF.
Ty Wigginton, 3B.
Domonic Brown, LF.
John Mayberry Jr., 1B.
Michael Martinez, 2B.
Tuffy Gosewisch, C.