Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Random Stats That Probably Mean Nothing

1) Pudge has hit into 8 double plays. That's 2 fewer than his total XBH.
2) With his first two career homers today, Rog Berardina is now tied for 6th on the team in homers.
3) On a per PA rate, Pudge has a worse eye than Guzman
4) Despite this, Pudge still leads the team in on-base
5) On a per PA rate, Willingham is a better walker than Dunn.
6) 4 of the Nats regulars are above .380 in OBP
7) Morgan makes it 5 above .340
8) Somehow the Nats are 10th in the league
9) Willie Harris (.189) is due for some BABIP luck.
10) Or perhaps he's toast
11) Pudge is at .417; perhaps he's a golem.
12) Nyjer Morgan has 3 bunt hits.
13) Nyjer Morgan is batting .231 on bunt attempts
14) Nyjer Morgan isn't a good bunter.
15) Ryan Zimmerman has zero bunt hits
16) Screw you, Manny
17) Nyjer Morgan sees the most fastballs
18) Cristian Guzman sees the fewest
19) The team's lefties see the most changeups. I wonder why that is. Perhaps we need a pitchfx study.
20) Adam Dunn has feasted on the fastballs he's received.
21) Wil Nieves could hit a fastball if you put it on a tee, and let him take three cracks at it.
22) Tyler Clippard is on pace to pitch in 124 games. (may be an estimate)
23) Only one pitcher has blown a save.
24) Clippard's blown 5 of 'em.
25) The Nats won 4 of 'em anyway.
26) Tyler Clippard (!?) leads the team in strikeouts
27) I repeat that: a middle reliever leads the team in strikeouts
28) 9.7 K/9; 1.02 BB/9... this guy's a pretty good relief pitcher.
29) Sadly, that guy (Walker) has allowed over 2 HR per 9.
30) The Nats' pitch that gets hit hardest? Stammen's curve.
31) Although Nyjer's UZR is a bit wacky, he's already made 19 plays outside the average CFer's zone.
32) I'm tired.


  • It's a basic stat, but I'm a little scared of the Nats run differential. It's more in line with a team that's 3rd or 4th place and a few below .500.
    I hope this means that we just got blown out a couple times but I'm worried about a regression to the mean. We're gonna start losing more of these close ones, right?

    By Blogger Rob B, at 5/13/2010 7:43 AM  

  • Not only does Clippard lead the team in strikeouts, he leads all the Majors in wins, which I guess is just more proof of how important the win stat is for pitchers. :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/13/2010 10:18 AM  

  • Manny Acta? Is this a reaction to anything specific?

    By Anonymous Softball Girl, at 5/13/2010 10:48 AM  

  • Willie Harris is toast.

    Thanks for pointing out Nieves' deficiencies. This is an issue no one talks about, but with Flores out of the picture (most likely forever), they need to get serious about finding a backup, if not starting catcher until Norris develops. Pudge can't keep this up all year and certainly can't do it again next year.

    My suggestion would be to make Nieves the personal catcher for Stammen and let Stammen bat 8th and Nieves ninth.

    By Anonymous Sec314, at 5/13/2010 12:25 PM  

  • Manny Acta reportedly told Zimmerman to knock off those sneak bunts he used to drop because Zimmerman is a big strong man with big strong arms.

    I believe our host may feel that those sneak bunts had their moments.

    Watch how far back the 3B is on Zimm sometimes, and remember just how good he was at dropping those. And then wonder how many more XBH's he'd have if the 3B had to play in.

    By Blogger Unknown, at 5/13/2010 12:36 PM  

  • Stephen Strasburg for the All-Star Game!!!11!!!1

    It almost worked for Milledge.

    By Blogger Bote Man, at 5/13/2010 10:08 PM  

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