Uecker On DL With Heart Surgery

Longtime Milwaukee Brewers broadcaster Bob Uecker, whose sense of humor – especially when poking fun at himself – and colorful commentary and story telling has earned him legions of fans across the upper midwest, is scheduled for surgery to replace an aortic valve on Friday.  Uecker has known of the problem for a few months but was hoping to finish the season before needing surgery.  Instead, when the problems worsened quicker than planned, doctors told him not to wait.  [SI]

I used to listen to Uecker on a transistor radio (I know, Kelli – what’s that?), and also on occasion in the Columbia Pipe warehouse in Gurnee on afternoons when Cubs games weren’t on.  In my mind, I can hear him tell stories about Mark Brouhard, the heroes of Harvey’s Wallbangers, and even recall a handful of Lite Beer pitches.  He was the perfect voice for the Major League movies – “He throws a K-Y ball in there for a strike.”

Hurry back!

Do the Nationals Bring Strasburg Up?

Stephen Strasburg tossed five innings of no-hit ball last night – the only player reaching base actually struck out but got to first on a passed ball.  I am ADMITTING my impatience, but it wouldn’t surprise me if the ace of the AA Harrisburg Senators either got the call to join the major league club, or at least got a move to AAA soon.  [ESPN]

Rough Day Yesterday?

Justin Morneau left last night’s game against Detroit early.  According to manager Ron Gardenhire, the Minnesota first baseman felt stiffness in his upper back because, facing Justin Verlander, “…he was swinging and missing a lot…” and it was messing with his back.  [ESPN]

Oakland placed pitcher Brett Anderson on the DL with stiffness in his left forearm and swelling in his elbow.  [SI]

Texas outfielder Nelson Cruz heads to the DL with a strained hamstring.  Cruz tweaked his hammy running the bases on Monday night, and wasn’t very mobile on Tuesday.  Look for David Murphy to get a few more starts… [FoxSports]

Dodgers shortstop Rafael Furcal left the first game of yesterday’s doubleheader with tightness in his hamstring – though Torre wasn’t sure which leg it was.  Details.  [ESPN]

News From Behind the Mask…

Tampa’s Dioner Navarro will be suspended for two games as a result of his bumping an umpire in a game Friday night.  [FoxSports]

Chris Ianetta, once a starter for your Colorado Rockies, heads to AAA to find his batting eye.  [SI]

I can’t remember where I saw this, but I heard that Texas is giving the starting catcher job to Matt Treanor.  Both Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Taylor Teagarden were dispatched to AAA, and Max Ramirez will back up Treanor.

Oh Yeah – I forgot…

Brad Lidge also pitched in that AA game featuring Stephen Strasburg.  The erstwhile Phillies closer logged two innings, striking out four, in a rehab stint for Reading.  Lidge feels he’s just about ready to return to the parent club.  [MLB]

So How Much is Albert Pujols Worth?

Seeing that Ryan Howard inked a five year extension worth $125 million with Philadelphia, Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox suggested that Albert Pujols is worth TWICE that.  I dunno…  Howard hits about 50 homers a year, has improved at the plate and in the field, and seems committed to the Phillies.  It was an expensive contract, but there aren’t a whole lot of players who produce as many runs as Howard does.  The fact that he strikes out a lot probably gives him more chances to bat with runners on base because pitchers feel like they have a shot at getting him out.  NOBODY wants to face Pujols, though, and by my count he’s been 30 to 70 runs better than any other offensive player for each of the last five years.  If anybody is worth $30 million, it might be Albert.

Transaction Wire:

Boston dispatched infielder Kevin Frandsen (his career pretty much ended when he blew out his achilles a couple of years back), and recalled pitcher Alan Embree.

Washington recalled outfielder Roger Bernadina from AAA Syracuse.  The guy can fly.  Bernadina’s stint should be longer this time – last year he got maybe two games into his major league career when he broke his ankle leaping against the wall.

The Rockies placed two pitchers on the DL yesterday.  Jason Hammel leaves with a strained groin (hopefully his own), while Jorge De La Rosa tore a tendon in his middle finger.

Catcher Jason LaRue returns to the Cardinals after a brief DL stint.

Oakland recalled Steve Tolleson from AAA.  You might remember his dad, Wayne, was an infielder a few years back.    He’s not REALLY a prospect – he actually looks like he has the same skill set as his father, only a little faster.

Happy Birthday!

1902 – Red Lucas
1934 – Jackie Brandt
1935 – Pedro Ramos
1960 – John Cerrutti, Tom Browning
1964 – Barry Larkin
1981 – Shawn Hill

Volquez Gets PED Suspension; Hoodie is “OKAY!” – MLB

Edinson Volquez, the injured Reds ace, apparently tested positive for PEDs during a spring training test.  He claims that he had taken a fertility drug in the Dominican Republic as he and his wife are trying to start a family.  If that’s the case, don’t you get that approved with the league before you actually take it?

Moreover, why does his suspension start now while Volquez is on the DL, rather than after he would be eligible to play (perhaps, say, late July or August)?  If you get suspended, like Cliff Lee did, for throwing at a player that suspension doesn’t start until you are an active member of the team.  This just encourages people to try something while recovering from a major injury to get better faster (are you reading this, Tiger Woods?).  [SI/MLB]

Others who agree with me?  Joe Lemire of SIJon Paul Morosi of FoxSports.  It may be for different reasons, but we all agree this stinks.

Speaking of Cliff Lee’s Suspension…

It’s not gonna happen.  The MLB, upon appeal, decided that Cliff Lee‘s recovery from injuries to his foot contributed to his lack of control in a spring training game – and not throwing at Chris Snyder‘s head after Lee and Snyder collided at the plate in a previous inning. [ESPN]

From the Training Room…

Darnell McDonald and Josh Reddick have joined the Red Sox outfield as both Jacoby Ellsbury and Mike Cameron were placed on the DL.  McDonald is a longtime bush leaguer who has about 140 at bats in a couple of previous MLB trips.  He’s organizational depth.  Reddick has occasionally looked like a prospect, once hitting .343 at A+ Lancaster in the California League, but despite his power and occasional bat control, I think he’s no better than a fifth outfielder anyway…  [ESPN]

Ranger second baseman Ian Kinsler is testing his injured ankle in hopes of starting his rehab assignment this month for Texas.  [MLB]

Mets centerfielder Carlos Beltran is “making progress” in his knee rehab – but he still cannot run.  Neither can pitcher Ryota Igarashi, who strained a hammy trying to field a bunt against the Cubs last night.  It probably doesn’t affect your fantasy team, though.  [MLB]

MLB Approves Hoodie…

At least Joe Maddon can rest more easily, as can your local Walmart or Target.  [SI]

For my Fellow Cub Fans…

The Cubs are looking at Braden Looper.  Forgive me if I don’t get too excited.  On the other hand, I watched them last night and wasn’t too excited about what I saw either.  [FoxSports]

From the Transaction Wire…

The Dodgers returned Jon Link to AAA Albuquerque, and activated reliever Ronald Belisario.
The Angels placed catcher Jeff Mathis on the 15 day DL and recalled Robb Quinlan.
Houston placed infielder Chris Johnson on the DL with a strained right intercostal muscle, and recalled Lance Berkman.
Cleveland recalled hitter Russell Branyan, costing outfielder Michael Brantley his job.  Brantley heads to AAA Columbus.
Baltimore dispatched struggling pitcher Brad Bergesen to AAA Norfolk and called up Alberto Castillo.

I watched Bergesen get lit up by Seattle.  Castillo is a minor league and independent league veteran, throws lefty, and has had a couple of previous shots with Baltimore and never been too bad.  He’s a platoon guy – but very happy to have made the roster.  Castillo jumped from Cuba in 1994 and is just shy of 35 years old.  Maybe he can stay a little longer this time.

The Red Sox traded Andrew Dobies to the White Sox.  Dobies was a third round pick out of Virginia six years ago who never got out of AA.  He recently converted to a relief role and has been a bit more successful, but we’ll see if he can make it one more step or two forward.

Happy Birthday!

1887 – Joe McCarthy – Hall of Fame manager
1919 – Stan Rojek – “Happy Rabbit”
1937 – Gary Peters
1941 – Dick Green
1947 – Al Bumbry
1962 – Les Lancaster
1963 – Ken Caminiti
1973 – Kevin Brown
1977 – Kip Wells
1981 – Ronny Paulino – Wonder if the Marlins will let him catch tonight?

Jimenez Tosses First Rocky No Hitter; Mets top Cards in 20 innings (and lots of old news)

Until last night, no Colorado Rockies pitcher had brought a no-hitter into the eighth inning – but Ubaldo Jimenez not only did that, he finished the job – cruising the last four innings and beating the Atlanta Braves.  Jimenez battled his control for five innings before his pitching coach, Bob Apodaca (a former Met, a team without a no-hitter in nearly 50 seasons) suggested that he pitch from the stretch to keep the ball in the strike zone.   After averaging more than 18 pitches an inning through five, Jimenez needed only 45 to finish the last four innings.  [MLB]

Funny story about that.  My friend, Steve Dubin, has Jimenez on his fantasy team – but was trying to protect an ERA and WHIP lead, so he left his starters on the bench.  So, he didn’t even get the fantasy points for the no-no.  Ouch.

Meanwhile, the Fox Sports team put in some overtime – the game of the week between the New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals was a scoreless affair through eighteen innings before the Mets finally got a run off of outfielder Joe Mather to open the nineteenth inning.  Mather was the tenth pitcher used by Tony LaRussa – and SECOND position player (Felipe Lopez pitched a scoreless 18th inning).  Meanwhile, the Mets trotted out nine pitchers.  The eighth was closer Francisco Rodriguez – who blew the save opportunity.  Rodriguez admitted he was tired – he had been up and down in the bullpen and threw at least 100 pitches before heading to the mound.  Mather, however, stayed out a second inning and the Mets reached him for a second run in the top of the twentieth inning.  Mike Pelfrey, who was itching for a chance to participate, became the 19th pitcher of the game and earned the save.  [MLB]

Looking ahead to today, the Mets are out of pitchers – a bunch of guys threw at least 2 innings and 30 pitches, so Pelfrey may have to close again today.  Both managers will be hoping the Sunday night game starters, John Maine and Adam Wainwright, go the distance.

From the Training Room…

Giants outfielder Aaron Rowand was hit in the earflap of his helmet by a Vincente Padilla fastball, breaking two bones in his cheek.   With Rowand heading to the DL for two weeks, the Giants recalled infielder Matt Downs.

Wondering who Matt Downs is?  Downs was a 36th round draft pick in 2006 out of Alabama, but has made steady progress through the minors by hitting for a decent average, showing some power, and running the bases pretty well.  He even hit .372 in spring training this year…  Looking at his stats at Fresno, I think it transfers to a guy who might hit .250 with a dozen homers, a few walks, and ten or more steals, which on the Giants is an above average hitter…  I don’t know if he’ll stick but he became a better prospect than Kevin Frandsen, who was allowed to go to Boston instead.  Look for Downs to get some playing time – but he may not stay for long.

Royals infielder Chris Getz heads to the DL with an oblique strain that occurred diving into a base.  The Royals considered bringing back struggling infielder Mike Aviles, but brought back Alex Gordon instead.  Gordon, who missed most of last year following hip surgery, and then – feeling fit – broke his thumb diving into a base during a spring training game, may not be in the field right away.  [MLB]

Giants outfielder Mark DeRosa left Saturday’s game with a tweaked hammy.  He’s day-to-day.  [MLB]

Cubs pitcher (and Jayhawk alum) Tom Gorzelanny was drilled by a liner in the left shoulder and left the game for a pinch hitter in the third inning, but he says he won’t miss a start.  After getting drilled, Gorzelanny stayed in and finished his inning – he just didn’t stay in the game after that.  [MLB]

In this case, the injury might be an ego.  Addressing a story on FoxSports that ownership turned down offers from Cal Ripken, Jr. to become more involved with the Orioles operations, owner Peter Angelos said that if Cal wants to be a part of the team, he’d welcome that discussion.  [ESPN]

Angels closer Brian Fuentes is scheduling his minor league rehab in hopes of a mid-week return.  [MLB]

Indians closer (?) Kerry Wood will pitch a simulated game before heading to rehab and may return before May.  Wood is out with a sore back. [MLB]

Jarrod Saltalamacchia hopes to return to Texas, but his next rehab stint will be in AAA.  With soreness in his left shoulder and upper back, the Rangers want to see Salty catch nine innings before he returns next week.  [MLB]

Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins is on the DL with a strained calf.  The Phillies have been successful, in part, because so few regulars have spent any time on the DL…  (Brad Lidge isn’t a starter, but he’s spent the most time on the DL over the last couple of years.)  [FoxSports]

Pirates ace Ross Ohlendorf heads to the DL with back spasms…  In his place, the Pirates recalled starter Daniel McCutchen.  McCutchen faces the Reds, against whom he has his only MLB victory.  [MLB]

Orioles infielder Miguel Tejada strained a groin (hopefully his own) running the bases and is considered day-to-day.  Tejada, for all it’s worth, hasn’t missed a whole lot of games in his career.  [MLB]

Staying in Baltimore, outfielder Felix Pie strained his left shoulder batting on Thursday and was placed on the 15-day-DL.

Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan returned to the lineup this weekend after missing a couple of games with bruised left ribs sustained while making a game-saving diving catch on the hard warning track last Tuesday.  What he needs to feel better might be a few two-hit games…  [MLB]

Chan Ho Park, Yankee long reliever, headed to the DL with a hamstring strain that occurred while warming up in the bullpen.  If you injure yourself warming up, what does that say about your level of fitness?  [MLB]

Red Sox outfielder Mike Cameron returned to the lineup this weekend after passing a kidney stone (must have been SOME kind of a stone!).  [MLB]

Royals outfielder Jose Guillen took time to discuss his leg injuries from 2009 and revealed that he had life-threatening blood clots during the off-season.  [MLB]

Old News…

Giants outfielder Fred Lewis was disappointed with his lack of playing time – so he requested a trade.  San Francisco obliged his request, sending him to Toronto for future considerations.  Fred Lewis himself broke the story on his Facebook page.

Police Blotter…

A New Jersey man was arrested for his obnoxious behavior at a game after similar behavior got his friend removed from the stadium.  Angered by that, Matthew Clemmens then made himself vomit on a man and his 11-year-old daughter.  The man on the receiving end was an off-duty police officer who showed remarkable restraint by not pummeling Clemens (which, admittedly, I would have considered if someone had done that to me or my son).  Seriously – some credit is due the off-duty cop for his restraint.  Clemmens gets charged with a variety of offenses (disorderly behavior, assault, reckless endangerment) and should get to spend time in jail.  He should also be banned from attending any sporting event.  [FoxSports]

Music mogul Jay-Z is suing David Ortiz because Ortiz named his new Dominican nightclub 40/40 – the same name used by Jay-Z in nightclubs he owns…  [FoxSports]

Longest Division Games in the AL?

Boston – New York average 3:39 – well over the league average of about 2:56.  Joe Posnanski did the work – read his article.

From the Transaction Wire…

Twins pitcher Jose Mijares heads to the DL with an elbow strain.  Coming up from Rochester is pitcher Alex Burnett – a converted starter that has been nearly unhittable as a reliever since 2009.

The Braves need an extra arm and are extending a short stint to pitcher Jonny Venters.  If you saw his career stats, you’d know he’s a non-prospect.

With Esmerling Vasquez struggling, the Diamondbacks are giving a few innings to Kris Benson…  He’s still around?  Benson pitched for Texas last year and had an ERA of about 8.50 – and hasn’t been below 4.00 since 2000 when he was still in Pittsburgh.  Isn’t Pedro Martinez still available???

Giants Keep Winning; Astros Keep Losing – and Injury Updates

Quick comments and links on a Saturday morning…

The San Francisco Giants keep winning, taking three from Houston and then pulling off the improbable comeback last night against the Braves.  At 4 – 0, the Giants are the last undefeated team in baseball.

The Houston Astros keep losing – after getting swept by San Francisco, Philadelphia gets to take shots at the undermanned ‘Stros.  Houston is the last team without a win – though it feels like the Cubs haven’t won a game yet…

Injury Updates:

Jose Reyes will make his 2010 debut for the Mets on Saturday after getting clearance to play following treatments for a thyroid condition.  [SI]

Scott Kazmir pitched well in a rehab start and should be ready to pitch for the Angels next week.  [MLB]

Kyle Farnsworth left last night’s Royals victory with a sore shoulder.  He’ll be checked out this weekend.  [MLB]

Astro Lance Berkman took batting practice and think’s he’ll start his season next week.  [MLB]

Brave Chipper Jones took a cortisone shot for his sore right side and hopes to play on Sunday.  [MLB]

Jarrod Saltalamacchia‘s strained back means a 15-day DL stint for the Texas catcher.  Look for Taylor Teagarden to get the starts for now.  [FoxSports]

Cliff Lee expects to be back in May and is already building up his pitch counts in the Seattle bullpen while treating a strained ab muscle.  [SI]

Other Stories

Ken Rosenthal says that Ray outfielder Carl Crawford is already being recruited by the Yankees.  [FoxSports]

Look for Japanese female knuckleball thrower Eri Yoshida to make her debut for the Chico Outlaws in the Golden State League soon.  [FoxSports]

Who are you calling old?  Not Jamie Moyer.  Moyer is the last player left who was born while JFK was still president.  [MLB]

Happy Birthday:

1875 – Ossie Schreckongost
1876 – Win Kellum
1916 – Sam Chapman
1951 – Sid Monge
1958 – Jeff Calhoun
1964 – Wally Whitehurst, Bret Saberhagen
1976 – Kelvim Escobar
1980 – Mark Teixeira – who is hitless for 2010, but will get 4 hits today.
1984 – Alejandro De Aza – who I will still remember for signing some kid’s program at a spring training game about four years ago…

Baseball’s Opening Day Fun!

It’s nice to get back into the swing of writing…  I didn’t get all of the team forecasts done, so I’ll just add as many as I can in April before calling it good.  I DID rate all of the players by position for the first time ever, so I got THAT going for me…

I was able to watch a variety of different games, getting in most of the Phillies – Nationals game, the early innings of the Cubs – Braves slaughter (ouch if you are a Cubs fan like me), two innings of the Diamondbacks opener, and listened to about two innings of the Astros and Giants opener.  That’s a good opening day.

Things that caught my attention:

How about that play by Mark Buehrle on a ball that rocketed off his left shin into foul territory.  Buehrle ran it down and flipped the ball between his legs to first for the out.  [MLB]

I don’t think the Cubs should allow Carlos Zambrano to start on opening day.  He’s just too excitable.  Once a ball fell in that he thought should have been caught in the first inning, the game went out the window.

Jason Heyward became the umpteenth player in MLB history to homer in his first plate appearance – looking very comfortable as a major league outfielder.  [FoxSports]

Albert Pujols and Garrett Jones (who was immediately scooped up by Andy Finch in our fantasy baseball league) homered twice on opening day, which means they are on pace to hit 300 homers in 2010…

Jack Cust was released by the A’s – and isn’t too happy about it.  Cust hits homers and draws walks – but that’s about it.  Still – he produces runs for a team that doesn’t really have a cleanup hitter.  [Fanhouse]

Buster Olney writes that the Yankees are already concerned about the decline in Jorge Posada‘s defense.  But they have no worries about the lack of range displayed by Derek Jeter?  [ESPN]

Happy Birthday!

1903 Mickey Cochrane
1906 Benny Frey
1908 Ernie Lombardi
1937 Phil Regan
1943 Marty Pattin – I can still remember getting his baseball card as a little kid at a corner store  near by grandparent’s house in Chicago
1951 Bert Blyleven
1971 Lou Merloni

Hurry Back!

Lots of guys starting the year on the DL, including (but not limited to):

Brandon Webb (AZ) – 15 day, recovering from shoulder surgery
Marc Rzepczynski
(TOR) – 15 day, fractured middle finger on left hand
Daisuke Matsuzaka (BOS) – 15 day, neck strain
Cliff Lee (SEA) – 15 day, abdominal strain
Jose Reyes (NYM) – 15 day, thyroid condition
Jesus Flores (WAS) – 60 day, shoulder surgery
Chien-Ming Wang (WAS) – 60 day, shoulder surgery
Daniel Murphy (NYM) – 15 day, sprained knee
Coco Crisp (OAK) – 15 day, fractured pinkie
J.P. Howell (TB) – 15 day, left shoulder strain
Kerry Wood (CLE) – 15 day, right lat strain
Freddy Sanchez (SF) – 15 day, recovering from shoulder surgery
Ted Lilly (CHC) – 15 day, recovering from shoulder surgery
Russell Branyan (CLE) – 15 day, herniated disc
Ian Kinsler (TEX) – 15 day, sprained ankle
Tommy Hunter
(TEX) – 15 day, left oblique strain
Gil Meche (KC) – 15 day, bursitis in throwing shoulder
Alex Gordon (KC) – 15 day, broken thumb
Huston Street (COL) – 15 day, shoulder inflammation
Joe Blanton (PHI) – 15 day, left oblique strain
Scott Kazmir (LAA) – 15 day, hamstring strain
Brad Lidge (PHI) – 15 day, recovering from elbow surgery

Hey Pittsburgh fans! Your team is in first place!

Have a great day!

AL Designated Hitters

Rather than rank them, I’ll just sort by team – especially since some teams didn’t really have a standard DH (Detroit, for example).

Baltimore:  Luke Scott got 89 games, the rest were mixed.  Scott is an above average offensive player with legitimate power and enough patience to help out (55 walks in 128 games).  Scott is not really an outfielder, but he can back people up in right field if required.  (73.3 Runs Created)

Boston:  David Ortiz played 139 games.  We know about his horrible first two months, but he finished strong – 28 homers and 99 RBI.  I don’t think he can rebound to being a .300/.400/.550 guy again, but if he gets off to a quicker start and hits close to .260, he’ll remain valuable.  (81.0 Runs Created)

Chicago:  Jim Thome played 98 games before being traded…  Still a great hitter and the Twins will like him.  Is Carlos Quentin the first choice in 2010?  Thome was productive – more so than Ortiz per 27 outs, but played far fewer games.  (61.7 Runs Created)

Cleveland:  Travis Hafner played 88 games…  He and the Indians are still recovering.  The rest were shared amongst the other teammates.  Hafner may never hit 25 homers again…  (61.6 Runs Created)

Detroit:  Didn’t really have a regular – Marcus Thames got 50 games, Carlos Guillen 33, Aubrey Huff 28 brutally bad games down the stretch.  Magglio Ordonez should have the job because he’s been an immobile object in right for several years now.

Kansas City:  Mike Jacobs got the bulk of the work – 102 games – and it was crushingly unproductive.  49 Runs Created, less than four runs per 27 outs.  There just weren’t a whole lot of better options – the team needs to add DEPTH and add it fast.  (49.0 Runs Created)

Los Angeles:  Vladimir Guerrero stayed healthy enough for 93 games, the rest were split among friends…  Vlad is now in Texas, but  I would be concerned about his health, as his body is breaking down after a rather long and productive career.  Even last year, falling off as a hitter, he was still productive.  Hideki Matsui‘s job now…  (58.7 Runs Created)

Minnesota:  Jason Kubel got half, Joe Mauer used the position for his bat and resting his back…  As a hitter, Kubel was the second most productive of the DH regulars.  (98.1 Runs Created)

New York:  Hideki Matsui‘s primary job – 116 games.  Kubel may have created more runs, but Matsui created more runs per 27 outs (7.0).  Now an Angel, if he can stay healthy he’d still be productive even with losing 10 – 20% of his skills.  (87.0 Runs Created)

Oakland:  Jack Cust got 96 games, Jason Giambi – while in town – got 22 more.  Nomar Garciaparra also got 22 games here.  Cust struck out 36% of the time – a frightening number – and yet had a .359 OBP and created runs.  (78.5 Runs Created)

Seattle:  Ken Griffey‘s last job as a Mariner.  Mike Sweeney was his platoon partner.  They combined for 27 homers and 91 RBI – but the net batting average and OBP was rather pedestrian.

Tampa:  Pat (The Bat) Burrell‘s job 112 times, otherwise Willy Aybar.  Aybar was better…  When Burrell signed, I don’t think 14 – 64 – .221 was what they had in mind.  (48.5 Runs Created)

Texas:  Andruw Jones and Hank Blalock split 100 games, the rest were dished out with Julio Borbon getting 21 shots.  Nobody really helped the cause, which is why Vlad Guerrero was added to the roster.

Toronto:  Adam Lind, a born DH, was here 92 times.  Randy Ruiz got 30, and the rest were shared…  Lind was the best hitter of the bunch – 36 – 108 – .305.  He’ll play outfield from time to time, but in a few years, he’ll be Jim Thome for sure.  Randy Ruiz was just as good in his shot – 10 homers in 115 at bats and batted .313.

Top NL Centerfielders in 2009

Matt Kemp (LAD):  The best centerfielder in baseball for 2009.  Hit close to .300 in Dodger Stadium with power and some patience.  As an outfielder, he’s graceful and fast – which also helps him steal bases.  And, he’s just getting his career started.  (120.9 Runs Created, 15.4 Runs Saved = 136.27 Total Run Production)

Mike Cameron (MIL):  Now with Boston, Cameron had the same type season he’s had for a decade now.   Hits for decent power, draws a few walks, doesn’t run as much as he used to – and still plays a mean centerfield.  Time may be running out, but he’s been very, very good for a long time.  (91.4 Runs Created, 12.7 Runs Saved = 104.12 Total Run Production)

Nyjer Morgan (WAS):  I mentioned him with the left fielders because that’s where he played in Pittsburgh, but he was equally impressive defensively in Washington as a centerfielder.  And, as a hitter, he was electrifying as a National.  One hopes he returns and leads the team with about 110 runs scored.  (76.2 Runs Created + 26.9 Runs Saved = 103.1 Total Run Production)

Michael Bourn (HOU):  Got a lot of hits and a few walks helping to a .355 OBP.  Steals a lot of bases (61) but for a burner isn’t the same defensively as Cameron.  Still – a valuable commodity on a team that could use a few more players of his production.  (98.0 Runs Created, 1.2 Runs Saved = 99.19 Total Run Production)

Nate McLouth (PIT/ATL):  Even hitting 20 homers with a .350+ OBP, it seemed like an offseason for McClouth.  Missed more than a month of games – so if he gets back to 150 games, he’ll move up two or three notches.  (84.4 Runs Created, 0.6 Runs Saved = 85.0 Total Run Production)

Tony Gwynn (SD):  The only centerfielder with 800 or more innings to make 3 plays per nine, JR doesn’t hit like his dad, but he moves like the younger version of his dad.  In San Diego, that helps a lot.  There’s some room to improve here, but without any power, he needs to get his OBP near .400 to be among the great ones.  (57.0 Runs Created, 25.15 Runs Saved = 82.20 Total Run Production)

Kosuke Fukudome (CHC):  Not really a centerfielder, as the Cubs found out.  Gets on base, but really isn’t that good a hitter, and a mild disappointment to the Bleacher Bums.  On the other hand, new centerfielder Marlon Byrd was less productive than Fukudome in 2009.  (75.7 Runs Created, 1.88 Runs Saved = 77.56 Total Run Production)

Shane Victorino (PHI):  Has become an offensive force with midrange power and speed, but looking at the defensive stats, maybe he should go back to right and let Jayson Werth try his hand at center.  Either that, or he just needs to take charge more…  (102.9 Runs Created, -25.6 Runs Saved = 77.31 Total Run Production)

I mentioned Marlon Byrd.  The new Cubs centerfielder would rank here based on 2009 production…

Cody Ross (FLA):  A fan favorite, but isn’t really fast enough to cover center – a heck of a right fielder, though…  Has some power, swings at a lot of stuff – does it all with a smile that every mom would be proud of.  (79.9 Runs Created, -6.5 Runs Saved = 73.39 Total Run Production)

Carlos Beltran (NYM):  Still ranks highly despite missing 81 games because, well, he’s still an incredible talent.  Was off to perhaps his best start ever before the knees gave out – .325 and maybe 20 homers with a killer OBP and 20 steals.  If he’s healthy, he’s the top player at the position.  A big IF, though…  (68.5 Runs Created, 4.5 Runs Saved = 73.01 Total Run Production)

Andrew McCutchen (PIT):  There’s a lot to love – and one wishes that Pittsburgh could have kept him, Jason Bay, and McClouth in the outfield just to see how many runs they could have produced.  He’s got some learning to do in the outfield, but I liked what I saw in 2009.  Power, Speed, Patience – the three cornerstones of a great player.  (78.2 Runs Created, -13.9 Runs Saved = 64.32 Total Run Production)

Colby Rasmus (STL):  The Cardinals think he’s the real deal and he’s certainly off to a great start.  I don’t think he’s as fast as McCutchen and in a few years, the power will even out.  As such, I think McCutchen will be the greater star.  McCutchen had the better batting average, OBP and slugging numbers – but Rasmus looked a little more polished in the field.  (62.5 Runs Created, 1.4 Runs Saved = 63.91 Total Run Production)

Aaron Rowand (SF):  May have lost a step, and his offensive numbers (as expected) have slipped some since arriving in San Francisco from Philadelphia.  No better than a run-of-the-mill outfielder these days.  (66.2 Runs created, -3.5 Runs Saved = 62.67 Total Run Production)

Angel Pagan (NYM):  Beltran’s usual replacement, hit .306 with some power and a little patience.  Isn’t quite in Beltran’s league as a fielder, but the Mets certainly could have done worse.  He could start for a few other teams.  (63.5 Runs Created, -4.7 Runs Saved = 58.82 Total Run Production)

Gerardo Parra (ARI):  Played a few hundred innings in center – not too badly.  He’s the third rookie of this group (Fowler, below, would be fourth) and he might not be too bad either…  (56.0 Runs Created, -2.5 Runs Saved = 53.49 Total Run Production)

Dexter Fowler (COL):  Scrappy hitter, steals a few bases, but otherwise is about a league average offensive performer – not as much range as you would like.  Fowler was nowhere near responsible for the return of Colorado to the playoffs.  (62.0 Runs Created, -9.1 Runs Saved = 52.93 Total Run Production)

Rick Ankiel (STL):  Now plying his trade in Kansas City, the oft-injured Ankiel’s story seems to be heading in the wrong direction, wouldn’t you think?  Batting average fell, power has fallen since being tagged as a steroid user, and his OBP was .287.  Fielded better than other years, but missed a lot of innings…  Lord help the Royals.  (43.7 Runs Created, 7.9 Runs Saved = 51.59 Total Run Production)

Carlos Gomez, the Twins centfielder who takes over for Mike Cameron in Milwaukee, would rank here.

Elijah Dukes (WAS):  Got some time here – not horrible, but not really what the Nationals had in mind.  Could still work out as a corner outfielder or fourth outfielder.  (48.8 Runs Created, -1.4 Runs Saved = 47.47 Total Run Production)

Willy Taveras (CIN):  What happened?  Suddenly lost his batting stroke and finished at .240.  Ouch.  Will find a job as a fifth outfielder, pinch hitter, but probably will never be a regular again.  Unless Kansas City calls.  (36.0 Runs Created, 10.8 Runs Saved = 46.78 Total Run Production)

Chris Dickerson (CIN):  Played the fourth outfielder role, but should be the starter in center for 2010.  Gets on base, runs, covers ground in the outfield.  Not quite a leadoff hitter, but not a problem there or in the two spot.  (38.2 Runs Created, 7.8 Runs Saved = 45.98 Total Run Production)

Willie Harris (WAS):  Can play all three outfield positions, gets on base even with a low batting average and has pop in the bat.  Valuable bench guy for any team…  (48.4 Runs Created, -4.3 Runs Saved = 44.11 Total Run Production)

Chris Young (ARI):  This is what happens when a .240 hitter goes into an extended slump – his whole game suffers.  Hits for power on those occasions he makes contact, but was a zero in every other way.  (39.6 Runs Created, -8.0 Runs Saved = 43.02 Total Run Production)

Ryan Spilborghs (COL):  If he played in center, instead of Fowler, they’d lose nothing defensively and if his bat returns, would get some more offense, too.  I don’t PROMISE that, but I do believe that.  (40.0 Runs Created, 0.0 Runs Saved = 40.01 Total Run Production)

Jordan Schafer (ATL):  Injured after earning a spot in the lineup, spent too long trying to play through a wrist injury and killed his first shot at a regular position…  Now has a fight to get his job back now that McLouth is in town.  Can fly in the outfield – will get a job somewhere.  (16.3 Runs Created, 7.7 Runs Saved = 24.03 Total Run Production)

Cameron Maybin (FLA):  Another burner in the outfield – has some power but needs to make more contact.  Will be the starter in Florida for 2010, but needs to hit in months that start with something other than S.  (21.7 Runs Created, 2.2 Runs Saved = 23.95 Total Run Production)

All Pitchers Ranked by Runs Saved

Listed below is the Runs Saved Data for all active pitchers sorted by an “established value” ranking.  What I have done is calculated how many runs saved a pitcher had (taking into account the park and the defense behind him) each of the past four years.  The “SUM” column is the total number of runs saved in the last three seasons.  The ESTABLISHED VALUE column is a simple formula equal to:

((3*2009)+(2*2008)+(1*2007)/6

The object is to list the best pitchers in baseball heading into 2010 based on established values.  969 pitchers are listed – so if it’s a long post, I apologize.  On the other hand, it’s hard to argue with the rankings.

Here’s the list:

First Last 2006 2007 2008 2009 SUM EST. VALUE
Zack Greinke 0.785 14.03 17.71 65.61 97.35 41.05
Roy Halladay 43.79 20.38 40.76 47.11 108.25 40.54
C.C. Sabathia 25.46 44.86 45.27 25.74 115.87 35.44
Danny Haren 9.148 23.38 32.67 40.25 96.29 34.91
Tim Lincecum 5.386 42.12 38.8 86.31 34.34
Cliff Lee -0.56 -14.6 49.39 31.31 66.13 29.69
Adam Wainwright 13.68 9.601 15.33 43.19 68.12 28.31
Jon Lester 3.742 1.672 32.58 33.22 67.47 27.75
Javier Vazquez -1.97 31.93 12.44 36.39 80.76 27.66
Johan Santana 47.19 23.38 42.8 18.21 84.40 27.27
Felix Hernandez -6.96 20.7 21.39 32.14 74.24 26.65
Ubaldo Jimenez 0.644 2.145 19.79 38.3 60.23 26.10
Jair Jurrjens 1.177 16.91 38.16 56.24 24.91
Chris Carpenter 36.13 -2.07 2.741 48.57 49.24 24.85
Matt Cain 3.779 19.47 13.21 30.62 63.29 22.95
Mark Buehrle -9.13 31.58 23.86 18.63 74.07 22.53
Mariano Rivera 25.61 15.1 27.15 21.3 63.55 22.22
Joe Nathan 25.41 22.87 21.28 21.13 65.29 21.47
John Danks -8.03 38.87 19.55 50.39 21.39
Josh Beckett -1.95 34.42 11.7 20.09 66.21 19.68
Ted Lilly 7.195 18.18 8.62 26.14 52.94 18.97
Josh Johnson 20.02 -7.09 9.325 33.68 35.92 18.77
Jonathan Papelbon 30.25 20.09 12.45 22.21 54.75 18.60
Jake Peavy 0.757 43.13 26.24 4.588 73.96 18.23
Joakim Soria 17.54 22.11 15.87 55.52 18.23
Aaron Cook 21.35 9.873 22.07 17.13 49.07 17.57
Roy Oswalt 42.52 39.01 13.95 10.42 63.38 16.36
Cole Hamels 10.95 25.07 32.93 1.68 59.68 16.00
Ryan Dempster -6.66 -0.92 30.94 11.01 41.04 15.67
Wandy Rodriguez -23.9 3.037 2.388 28.51 33.94 15.56
John Lackey 7.563 36.6 13.21 9.332 59.14 15.17
Tim Hudson -10.6 28.04 24.42 4.533 56.99 15.08
Matt Thornton 10.25 2.517 18.18 17.04 37.74 15.00
J.A. Happ -2.91 4.014 28.09 29.19 14.90
Justin Verlander 22.53 24.63 -6.65 25.73 43.70 14.75
Takashi Saito 25.57 25.16 9.603 14.67 49.43 14.73
Brandon Webb 47.16 38.04 29.9 -3.42 64.52 14.60
Carlos Marmol -12.6 25.81 14.79 9.588 50.19 14.03
George Sherrill 1.761 13.67 0.246 23.3 37.21 14.01
Hideki Okajima 20.96 14.58 10.91 46.45 13.81
Andrew Bailey 27.55 27.55 13.78
Scott Downs 6.432 16.52 22.02 7.24 45.78 13.71
Darren Oliver 6.882 4.525 13.27 16.79 34.59 13.57
Brad Ziegler 22.03 12.18 34.21 13.43
Jered Weaver 26.68 11.9 2.851 20.8 35.55 13.33
Rich Harden 2.767 6.495 35.57 0.393 42.46 13.14
Ryan Franklin 3.515 13.11 5.389 17.86 36.36 12.91
Erik Bedard 14.92 36.16 4.994 10.2 51.35 12.79
Ramon Ramirez 12.11 -5.22 20.64 13.38 28.81 12.70
LaTroy Hawkins 2.816 10.52 5.757 16.29 32.57 11.82
Ryan Madson -11.9 10.68 15.18 9.68 35.54 11.68
Jeremy Affeldt -13 7.955 6.568 16.23 30.76 11.63
Scott Baker -19.6 1.802 18.24 10.46 30.50 11.61
Carlos Zambrano 24.44 14.04 11.49 10.84 36.37 11.59
Heath Bell -8.01 26.13 5.754 10.6 42.49 11.58
Tommy Hanson 22.81 22.81 11.41
Clayton Kershaw 2.088 21.32 23.41 11.36
Jose Valverde -1.49 14 7.676 12.57 34.24 11.18
Bobby Jenks 7.099 17.39 16.92 4.903 39.21 10.99
Gavin Floyd -14.8 -2.82 16.54 11.69 25.40 10.89
Randy Wells 2.768 19.32 22.08 10.58
Ben Sheets 9.373 14.36 24.56 38.92 10.58
Brandon Lyon 9.363 15.29 -0.58 16.16 30.87 10.43
Francisco Cordero 11.66 11.14 9.978 10.3 31.41 10.33
Daisuke Matsuzaka 12.63 30.14 -4.15 38.62 10.08
A.J. Burnett 11.29 15.24 6.745 10.4 32.39 9.99
Michael Wuertz 7.963 8.174 -0.2 17.04 25.02 9.82
Jose Mijares 4.328 16.41 20.74 9.65
Trevor Hoffman 15.43 6.77 2.247 15.49 24.51 9.62
Yovani Gallardo 11.61 7.146 10.58 29.33 9.61
Jim Johnson -6.52 -0.84 18.2 7.248 24.61 9.55
Jonathan Broxton 19.13 16.32 5.213 9.999 31.53 9.46
Rafael Soriano 17.18 11.02 2.616 13.42 27.05 9.42
Jason Marquis -35.9 -10.2 -1.75 23.33 11.34 9.38
Chad Qualls 9.5 17.24 11.44 5.339 34.02 9.36
Joe Beimel 14.8 8.501 13.79 6.617 28.91 9.32
John Grabow 6.554 2.065 14.38 8.358 24.81 9.32
Matt Guerrier 8.374 23.03 -11.4 18.41 30.09 9.26
Rafael Betancourt 6.909 31.51 -3.62 9.54 37.43 8.81
J.C. Romero -19.4 18.32 13.4 2.338 34.06 8.69
Mike Adams -1.81 13.72 8.14 21.86 8.64
Brian Fuentes 13.48 9.198 13.6 5.138 27.94 8.64
Huston Street 9.783 5.723 3.106 12.98 21.81 8.48
Brad Bergesen 16.91 16.91 8.45
Doug Davis -10.5 6.08 5.633 10.85 22.57 8.32
Darren O’Day -1.77 17.64 15.88 8.23
Russ Springer 9.007 16.19 11.51 3.015 30.72 8.04
Peter Moylan 0.136 19.56 2.007 8.127 29.70 7.99
Shaun Marcum 1.436 9.527 19.19 28.72 7.98
Jason Frasor 4.823 1.616 1.754 14.11 17.48 7.91
John Lannan -0.64 4.812 12.76 16.93 7.88
Francisco Rodriguez 22.04 15.13 14.41 0.9 30.45 7.78
Arthur Rhodes -0.12 9.552 9.125 18.68 7.75
Kiko Calero 9.062 -5.94 -1.03 18.13 11.15 7.73
Kevin Millwood 15.05 -12.9 -1.88 20.57 5.83 7.51
Justin Duchscherer 11.98 -0.82 22.16 21.34 7.25
Craig Breslow 1.847 11.83 6.506 18.33 7.19
Frank Francisco 0.411 0.577 12.37 5.938 18.89 7.19
J.P. Howell -0.74 -18.5 12.39 12.28 6.18 7.19
Alfredo Aceves 8.523 8.449 16.97 7.07
Nick Masset 1.152 -8.67 4.457 13.89 9.67 6.98
Edinson Volquez -7.12 1.215 24.06 -2.69 22.58 6.88
Hong-Chih Kuo 5.619 -7.57 19.32 3.328 15.08 6.84
Jeremy Guthrie -4 20.86 18.81 -6.26 33.42 6.62
Chad Billingsley 10.48 27.22 23.93 -11.8 39.32 6.60
D.J. Carrasco 5.714 8.58 14.29 6.20
Taylor Buchholz -20 7.459 14.65 22.10 6.13
Angel Guzman -18 4.016 -1.08 11.63 14.56 6.12
Octavio Dotel -7.49 0.25 6.008 7.749 14.01 5.92
Billy Wagner 14.54 12.08 6.296 3.596 21.97 5.91
Joey Devine -3.57 3.389 15.84 19.23 5.85
Jon Rauch 8.919 4.939 2.452 8.346 15.74 5.81
Philip Hughes 2.313 -5.62 14.59 11.29 5.81
Manny Delcarmen -1.21 13.21 11.08 -0.19 24.10 5.80
Brian Bruney 9.473 0.466 11.7 3.633 15.80 5.79
Dennys Reyes 19.78 0.691 11.18 3.844 15.72 5.77
C.J. Wilson 3.568 13.3 -6.11 11.16 18.36 5.76
Tim Byrdak -6.34 2.196 3.276 8.467 13.94 5.69
Tyler Clippard -3.49 0.327 12.15 8.98 5.60
Todd Coffey 11.65 -6.56 1.533 12.36 7.33 5.60
Andy Pettitte 0.457 16.09 5.998 1.769 23.86 5.57
Ryan Rowland-Smith 3.134 13.72 0.817 17.68 5.51
Renyel Pinto 3.683 8.559 0.582 7.653 16.79 5.45
Ronald Belisario 10.85 10.85 5.42
Joe Saunders -9.32 3.289 20.17 -3.71 19.74 5.41
Manuel Corpas 6.119 23.5 6.137 -1.12 28.52 5.40
Neftali Feliz 10.74 10.74 5.37
Ron Mahay 4.195 16.3 6.48 0.813 23.59 5.28
Kerry Wood -2.43 3.855 10.01 2.536 16.40 5.25
Scott Eyre 8.095 1.566 1.306 9.049 11.92 5.22
Mike Gonzalez 17.36 5.904 -2.02 9.785 13.67 5.20
Kelvim Escobar -2.39 28.98 0.651 29.63 5.16
Blake Hawksworth 10.26 10.26 5.13
Tim Wakefield 0.676 0.02 6.227 6.086 12.33 5.12
Dave Weathers 12.01 10.46 10.4 -0.24 20.63 5.09
Gil Meche -10.4 18.78 10.73 -3.23 26.27 5.09
Chad Bradford 8.93 8.44 10.72 0.213 19.38 5.09
Clay Condrey 5.414 -3.62 10.96 3.997 11.34 5.05
Jesse Carlson 15.42 -0.24 15.19 5.02
Jorge de la Rosa -13.7 -18.3 1.37 15.12 -1.83 4.96
Trever Miller 10.22 0.652 -2.23 11.11 9.53 4.92
J.J. Putz 21.98 28.92 4.571 -2.88 30.61 4.90
Jason Grilli 2.333 -1.29 15.37 -0.49 13.59 4.66
Derek Lowe 31.78 14.95 20.87 -9.58 26.25 4.66
Bobby Seay -2.88 13.72 3.177 2.183 19.08 4.44
Jeff Francis 19.21 21.71 2.451 24.16 4.44
Brian Duensing 8.859 8.86 4.43
Leo Nunez 1.03 2.583 6.043 3.914 12.54 4.40
Jeremy Accardo -5.01 17.55 -3.56 5.318 19.31 4.40
Dan Wheeler 16.36 -6.35 5.079 7.465 6.19 4.37
Scott Feldman 5.564 -3.81 -10.1 16.73 2.81 4.36
Pedro Feliciano 15.89 5.342 2.148 5.359 12.85 4.29
Ricky Romero 8.567 8.57 4.28
Brian Wilson -4.09 6.389 -1.24 7.21 12.36 4.26
Justin Miller 8.342 -1.76 6.894 13.48 4.25
Joba Chamberlain 11.27 23.77 -11.1 23.93 4.25
Claudio Vargas 1.78 -7.06 -2.06 12.07 2.95 4.17
Jarrod Washburn -7.03 9.172 -5.24 8.319 12.25 3.94
Steven Shell 11.82 -0.22 11.60 3.83
Brian Sanches -1.33 -3.28 -4.35 11.64 4.01 3.82
Matt Garza -6.73 -2.88 -1.79 9.743 5.07 3.79
Matt Herges -4.93 10.58 -0.94 4.625 14.26 3.76
Sean Burnett -1.61 8.532 6.92 3.73
Justin Masterson 15.44 -2.9 12.54 3.70
Kyle McClellan 0.718 6.885 7.60 3.68
Rick Porcello 7.3 7.30 3.65
Fu-Te Ni 7.251 7.25 3.63
Tony Pena -1.91 10.7 3.169 1.518 15.39 3.60
Jake Westbrook 13.22 10.84 5.229 16.06 3.55
Brad Kilby 7.091 7.09 3.55
Jorge Campillo -3.01 -4.12 13.59 -0.78 8.70 3.46
Kevin Gregg -3.91 13.89 5.643 -1.68 17.85 3.36
Aquilino Lopez -0.27 10.18 9.91 3.35
Kenshin Kawakami 6.653 6.65 3.33
Brandon Medders 6.212 0.177 0.057 6.445 6.68 3.27
Randy Wolf -3.37 4.512 -11.3 12.52 5.73 3.25
Sean Marshall -17.5 2.421 5.433 1.94 9.79 3.18
Chad Durbin 2.297 0.594 13.96 -3.25 11.30 3.12
Marc Rzepczynski 6.224 6.22 3.11
Joe Nelson 4.77 12 -1.81 10.20 3.10
Sean White -3.47 7.288 3.82 3.07
Ramon Troncoso -0.31 6.292 5.98 3.04
Jason Bulger -2.54 1.493 -4.88 8.82 5.44 3.03
Matt Daley 5.966 5.97 2.98
Esmailin Caridad 5.916 5.92 2.96
Jesse Litsch 3.633 13.06 -4.05 12.65 2.94
Juan Cruz 11.63 5.461 11.1 -3.4 13.16 2.91
Clay Zavada 5.741 5.74 2.87
Robinson Tejeda 4.298 -23.3 1.289 12.65 -9.39 2.87
Tyler Walker -6.32 5.564 -2.76 5.683 8.49 2.85
Samuel Gervacio 5.699 5.70 2.85
Ryan Speier 2.366 6.708 0.389 9.46 2.82
Brian Shouse 2.635 6.722 6.518 -0.97 12.27 2.81
Joaquin Benoit -0.61 17.9 -0.72 17.18 2.74
Brandon League 7.443 -1.79 8.282 0.554 7.05 2.74
Grant Balfour -7.89 18.71 -4.37 6.45 2.74
Justin Hampson -2.28 9.168 3.589 12.76 2.72
David Aardsma 3.572 -4.26 -6.37 11.03 0.41 2.68
Mark DiFelice 2.447 3.693 6.14 2.66
Juan Gutierrez -1.58 5.844 4.27 2.66
Joel Pineiro -40.4 2.068 -15.5 14.86 1.40 2.60
Max Scherzer 6.901 0.586 7.49 2.59
Mitch Stetter 0.698 3.614 2.463 6.78 2.55
Justin Berg 5.086 5.09 2.54
Manny Acosta 6.301 4.28 0.042 10.62 2.50
Ken Takahashi 4.936 4.94 2.47
Joe Smith 3.712 3.082 1.643 8.44 2.47
Javier Lopez -0.38 6.378 13.18 -6.04 13.52 2.44
Tony Sipp 4.853 4.85 2.43
Shawn Camp -0.06 -12.1 2.574 7.169 -2.38 2.42
Jose Arredondo 16.69 -6.28 10.41 2.42
Zach Miner -3.23 7.944 5.383 -1.42 11.91 2.41
Jared Burton 8.856 7.714 -3.36 13.21 2.37
Franklyn German 2.374 7.022 7.02 2.34
Matt Palmer -7.05 9.255 2.20 2.28
Koji Uehara 4.521 4.52 2.26
Lance Cormier -4.05 -15.6 1.941 8.42 -5.27 2.25
Alberto Castillo 2.745 2.645 5.39 2.24
Lee Gardner 22.36 -4.52 17.83 2.22
Mike Hinckley 6.07 0.311 6.38 2.18
Josh Outman -2.76 5.965 3.20 2.06
Luke Gregerson 3.969 3.97 1.98
Jensen Lewis 8.671 5.719 -2.78 11.61 1.96
David Robertson -0.32 4.103 3.78 1.94
Jeff Fulchino 0.181 -7.9 9.128 1.23 1.93
Doug Brocail -3.39 3.483 3.836 0.125 7.44 1.92
Tim Wood 3.811 3.81 1.91
Ricky Nolasco -13 -3.16 22.2 -9.97 9.07 1.89
James Shields 2.308 16.91 1.043 -2.6 15.35 1.87
Daniel Bard 3.724 3.72 1.86
Bill Bray 0.974 -1.73 6.395 4.66 1.84
Alberto Arias 0.295 1.449 2.53 4.27 1.80
Sergio Romo 3.989 0.892 4.88 1.78
Randy Choate 0.734 0 3.493 3.49 1.75
Cesar Jimenez -8.85 5.183 5.18 1.73
Jeff Niemann -5.87 7.362 1.49 1.72
Dan Runzler 3.281 3.28 1.64
Pat Neshek 11.14 11.11 -0.66 10.45 1.63
Chris Perez 2.863 1.345 4.21 1.63
Rudy Seanez -2.31 10.38 -0.42 9.96 1.59
Jeff Bennett 1.669 9.632 -3.82 7.48 1.58
Cory Wade 13.78 -6.09 7.70 1.55
Aaron Fultz 2.748 9.156 9.16 1.53
Franklin Morales 7.411 -2.3 2.071 7.18 1.50
Freddy Dolsi 5.224 -0.52 4.71 1.48
Aaron Poreda 2.941 2.94 1.47
Kameron Mickolio -0.93 3.536 2.61 1.46
Madison Bumgarner 2.87 2.87 1.44
Roman Colon -0.27 2.847 2.85 1.42
Matt Capps 9.767 21.35 7.814 -9.53 19.63 1.40
Eddie Guardado 0.788 -3.03 5.614 0.053 2.64 1.39
Jonathan Meloan -4.31 1.049 3.456 0.20 1.36
Akinori Otsuka 17.58 8.07 8.07 1.34
Luis Vizcaino 12.49 5.711 -0.16 0.848 6.40 1.32
Orlando Hernandez -5.33 7.889 7.89 1.31
Carlos Rosa 0.732 2.139 2.87 1.31
Brendan Donnelly -1.46 3.372 -5.79 5.321 2.91 1.29
Dustin McGowan -10.6 11.29 -1.8 9.50 1.28
Bobby Howry 13.39 11.96 -8.03 3.929 7.86 1.28
Phil Stockman 1.17 3.796 3.80 1.27
Chad Cordero 10.14 5.113 1.239 6.35 1.27
Doug Mathis -5.66 6.268 0.61 1.25
Paul Maholm 5.429 -9.08 17.96 -6.52 2.36 1.21
Evan Meek -4.25 5.215 0.96 1.19
Fernando Nieve 5.529 -5.05 5.713 0.66 1.17
J.D. Martin 2.318 2.32 1.16
Leo Rosales 1.725 1.078 2.80 1.11
Esmerling Vasquez 2.219 2.22 1.11
Andrew Brown 1.624 0.051 3.292 3.34 1.11
Robert Manuel 2.181 2.18 1.09
Phil Coke 6.792 -2.36 4.43 1.08
Randy Messenger -10.7 4.073 1.711 -0.37 5.41 1.06
Scott Linebrink 4.715 2.2 7.165 -3.52 5.85 1.00
Henry Owens -2.32 5.899 5.90 0.98
Danys Baez 0.507 -7.2 4.364 -2.83 0.98
Bill Murphy -0.49 2.124 1.64 0.98
Ryan Perry 1.878 1.88 0.94
Fernando Rodney 2.524 1.39 0.435 1.071 2.90 0.91
Anibal Sanchez 21.7 0.548 -8.14 7.066 -0.53 0.91
Dustin Richardson 1.783 1.78 0.89
T.J. Beam -7.05 2.675 2.67 0.89
John Smoltz 32.85 27.56 7.084 -12.2 22.44 0.85
Jason Isringhausen 5.678 12.68 -7.01 2.154 7.82 0.85
David Riske 4.787 18.93 -4.47 -1.62 12.83 0.85
Salomon Torres 12.04 -4 4.469 0.46 0.82
Rich Rundles 1.626 0.535 2.16 0.81
Ron Villone -3.53 3.974 -2.18 1.721 3.52 0.80
Kyle Farnsworth 2.555 -0.79 2.228 0.351 1.79 0.79
Kent Mercker 1.841 2.355 2.35 0.78
Cesar Ramos 1.558 1.56 0.78
Noah Lowry -8.94 4.315 4.31 0.72
Brian Matusz 1.245 1.25 0.62
Steven Jackson 1.153 1.15 0.58
Daniel Hudson 1.125 1.13 0.56
Jamie Vermilyea 3.3 3.30 0.55
Nick Green 1.07 1.07 0.54
Joe Blanton -8.88 11.08 -16.9 8.569 2.80 0.51
Scott Patterson 1.523 1.52 0.51
Ernesto Frieri 1.007 1.01 0.50
Mitch Atkins 1.007 1.01 0.50
Doug Waechter -9.37 3.879 -1.61 2.27 0.49
Mark McLemore 2.934 2.93 0.49
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Rafael Perez 0.955 19.37 8.15 -16.7 10.80 -2.42
Darrell Rasner 1.263 0.05 -7.29 -7.24 -2.42
Rocky Cherry -2.66 -5.94 -8.60 -2.42
Armando Gabino -4.86 -4.86 -2.43
Tom Glavine 1.84 -6.08 -4.26 -10.35 -2.44
Rich Thompson -4.3 -4.05 -0.79 -9.14 -2.46
Jamie Walker 11.13 9.513 -10.8 -0.95 -2.21 -2.48
Matt DeSalvo -4.09 -5.45 -9.54 -2.50
Scott Proctor 15.71 8.09 -11.5 -3.45 -2.50
Brent Leach -5.07 -5.07 -2.53
Oscar Villarreal 9.085 -1.39 -6.93 -8.32 -2.54
Donald Veal -5.1 -5.10 -2.55
Rick VandenHurk -13.7 -4.71 2.596 -15.81 -2.56
Chris Sampson 8.289 5.664 -2.68 -5.27 -2.28 -2.58
Patrick Misch 0.543 -0.28 -8.51 0.583 -8.21 -2.59
Glendon Rusch -21.4 -3.41 -2.92 -6.33 -2.60
Chad Paronto 7.74 0.458 0.064 -5.41 -4.89 -2.61
Kei Igawa -9.13 -3.31 -12.44 -2.63
Derrick Turnbow -21.7 0.846 -8.33 -7.49 -2.64
Alfredo Simon -3.08 -3.22 -6.30 -2.64
Casey Fien -5.35 -5.35 -2.67
Joel Peralta 7.214 8.411 -9.98 -1.54 -3.11 -2.70
Clay Buchholz 6.471 -22.9 7.659 -8.81 -2.74
Greg Aquino 2.382 -1.39 -7.98 0.287 -9.08 -2.75
Hunter Jones -5.5 -5.50 -2.75
Denny Bautista -7.6 -6.22 -3.18 -1.32 -10.72 -2.76
Bobby Korecky -0.57 -5.13 -5.71 -2.76
Josh Towers -24.8 -16 -0.19 -16.19 -2.76
Matt Albers -2.02 -12.2 4.906 -4.74 -12.05 -2.77
Scott Schoeneweis 1.796 -8.39 4.935 -6.04 -9.49 -2.77
Sean West -5.57 -5.57 -2.78
Wade LeBlanc -10.2 1.189 -8.99 -2.80
Mike O’Connor -10 -8.4 -8.40 -2.80
Dave Davidson -4.59 -4.14 -8.73 -2.84
Josh Newman 0.162 -8.7 -8.53 -2.87
Elizardo Ramirez -6.73 -4.42 -6.42 -10.84 -2.88
Brad Lidge -7.07 8.891 19.7 -21.9 6.70 -2.90
Kyle Kendrick 11.02 -17.5 2.162 -4.31 -2.91
Bruce Chen -28.1 -5.19 -4.11 -9.30 -2.92
Kameron Loe -5.93 -18.5 0.448 -18.01 -2.93
Rafael Rodriguez -5.86 -5.86 -2.93
Charlie Haeger 0.309 -3.87 -8.93 1.323 -11.47 -2.96
Boone Logan -8.15 0.318 -4.36 -3.12 -7.16 -2.96
Andy Cavazos -17.8 -17.81 -2.97
Bryan Augenstein -5.94 -5.94 -2.97
Billy Traber -12.7 -3.6 -2.98 -2.76 -9.34 -2.97
Jason Davis 3.22 -5.29 -6.36 -11.65 -3.00
Marco Estrada -6.5 -1.77 -8.28 -3.05
Mitch Talbot -9.19 -9.19 -3.06
David Price 2.589 -7.88 -5.29 -3.08
Tony Armas -21.9 -12.4 -3.11 -15.56 -3.11
Antonio Bastardo -6.24 -6.24 -3.12
James McDonald 3.106 -8.32 -5.21 -3.12
Ian Kennedy 4.657 -12.6 0.535 -7.37 -3.14
Gary Glover -2.97 -8.01 -10.98 -3.17
Byung-Hyun Kim -6.43 -19.2 -19.16 -3.19
Mike Bacsik -19.2 -19.19 -3.20
Jack Egbert -6.45 -6.45 -3.23
Shairon Martis -3.36 -4.25 -7.62 -3.25
Dustin Moseley -6.61 5.805 -12.4 -0.25 -6.83 -3.29
Scott Elbert -5.31 -3.05 -8.36 -3.30
Chuck James 10.55 4.988 -12.4 -7.44 -3.31
Pedro Martinez -8.9 2.752 -17.8 4.331 -10.75 -3.32
Runelvys Hernandez -18.3 -10.1 -10.07 -3.36
Jesus Colome -0.78 1.441 -1.42 -6.27 -6.24 -3.37
Hiroki Kuroda 5.493 -10.4 -4.91 -3.37
Jeremy Bonderman 11.16 -7.08 0.684 -4.84 -11.24 -3.37
Jason Schmidt 15.01 -4.58 -5.23 -9.81 -3.38
Sean O’Sullivan -6.77 -6.77 -3.38
Jeff Weaver -35.1 -19.5 -0.26 -19.81 -3.39
Mitchell Boggs -12.5 1.535 -11.00 -3.41
Jose Mesa 11.12 -20.8 -20.77 -3.46
Eric Stults -1.12 -3.12 1.082 -6.62 -8.66 -3.47
Duaner Sanchez 8.683 0.493 -7.28 -6.78 -3.47
Yoslan Herrera -10.5 -10.48 -3.49
David Wells -0.32 -21 -20.95 -3.49
David Pauley -4.6 -10.5 -10.48 -3.49
Warner Madrigal -0.23 -6.86 -7.09 -3.51
Alan Embree 3.778 4.734 -9.38 -2.36 -7.01 -3.52
David Patton -7.06 -7.06 -3.53
Michael Bowden 0.629 -7.5 -6.87 -3.54
Aaron Laffey 2.878 -2.69 -6.27 -6.08 -3.55
Royce Ring 3.504 1.598 -11.6 -10.00 -3.60
Fernando Cabrera -1.68 -10.1 -2.96 -1.87 -14.91 -3.60
Kelvin Jimenez -15.6 -3.16 -18.73 -3.65
Jason Simontacchi -21.9 -21.93 -3.66
Joel Hanrahan -12.2 3.475 -5.59 -14.29 -3.66
Brad Hennessey -2.91 9.451 -15.8 -6.32 -3.68
Graham Taylor -7.47 -7.47 -3.73
Scott Elarton -2.81 -24.6 1.067 -23.49 -3.74
Jack Taschner -14.2 -5.5 -3.42 -3.39 -12.31 -3.75
John Koronka -3.81 -3.06 -6.52 -9.58 -3.77
Winston Abreu -5.79 -7.45 -5.09 -12.54 -3.79
Jorge Julio 1.299 -2.26 3.762 -9.34 -7.83 -3.79
Kirk Saarloos -6.28 -11 -5.89 -16.89 -3.80
Brad Penny 18.72 42.39 -22.5 -6.71 13.15 -3.80
Jess Todd -7.66 -7.66 -3.83
Franquelis Osoria -2.9 0.007 -11.5 -11.52 -3.84
Tim Dillard -5.25 -4.19 -9.44 -3.85
Tom Mastny -0.75 3.73 -13.4 -9.70 -3.85
Brad Mills -7.72 -7.72 -3.86
Craig Stammen -7.85 -7.85 -3.92
Chien-Ming Wang 28.8 28.53 10.15 -24.2 14.53 -3.94
Kevin Mulvey -7.92 -7.92 -3.96
Rodrigo Lopez -27 3.434 -9.1 -5.67 -3.98
Bryan Corey 6.485 3.135 -13.8 -10.66 -4.08
Brett Cecil -8.17 -8.17 -4.09
Junichi Tazawa -8.17 -8.17 -4.09
Mat Latos -8.28 -8.28 -4.14
Anthony Ortega -8.4 -8.40 -4.20
Gary Majewski -0.83 -8.36 -8.56 -16.92 -4.25
Brett Tomko 1.194 -14.3 -15.4 6.486 -23.22 -4.27
Jason Jennings 32.42 -14.7 -9.12 2.439 -21.42 -4.28
Wesley Wright -7.12 -3.82 -10.94 -4.28
Cha Seung Baek 2.92 -2.61 -11.6 -14.19 -4.29
Odalis Perez -14.4 -16.3 -4.74 -21.07 -4.30
Mike Parisi -13 -13.03 -4.34
Jae Weong Seo -8.12 -26.2 -26.21 -4.37
Wilfredo Ledezma 4.514 -11.3 -2.19 -3.52 -17.06 -4.38
Jeff Samardzija 2.156 -10.2 -8.05 -4.39
Dan Meyer -11.7 -17.9 7.072 -22.58 -4.40
Merkin Valdez 3.047 -10.9 -7.81 -4.41
Yusmeiro Petit -14.7 1.398 2.472 -11 -7.16 -4.46
Anthony Claggett -9.23 -9.23 -4.62
Osiris Matos -7.1 -4.55 -11.65 -4.64
Craig Hansen -9.73 -12.7 -0.91 -13.62 -4.69
Santiago Casilla -1.86 0.645 0.903 -10.2 -8.66 -4.70
Armando Galarraga -1.06 15.54 -19.6 -5.11 -4.79
Chris Young 12.9 17.45 1.598 -16.5 2.55 -4.81
Michael Ekstrom -3.93 -7.08 -11.01 -4.85
Greg Maddux 7.716 1.324 -15.2 -13.90 -4.85
Shane Loux 2.269 -11.3 -9.03 -4.89
Ryan Tucker -14.7 -14.74 -4.91
Carlos Villanueva 6.586 9.807 0.136 -13.3 -3.36 -4.97
Clayton Richard -6.71 -5.51 -12.22 -4.99
Mark Lowe 6.061 -0.44 -10 -3.2 -13.67 -5.02
Chris Ray 14.15 2.152 -10.8 -8.64 -5.04
Dave Borkowski -0.09 -4.34 -13.1 -17.41 -5.08
Shawn Hill -2.07 4.647 -14.4 -2.11 -11.89 -5.09
Charlie Morton -13.2 -1.38 -14.59 -5.09
Josh Fogg -7.76 -1.14 -24.6 6.565 -19.16 -5.10
Sean Henn 0.169 -10.7 -4.1 -3.94 -18.77 -5.13
Justin Lehr -7.89 -10.3 -10.31 -5.15
R.J. Swindle -1.39 -9.39 -10.79 -5.16
Anthony Swarzak -10.4 -10.37 -5.18
Virgil Vasquez -6.52 -8.25 -14.78 -5.21
Kris Benson -5.79 -10.5 -10.46 -5.23
Zach Duke 10.23 -12.6 -15 3.733 -23.92 -5.25
Tyler Yates 4.121 -11.1 -0.97 -6.25 -18.33 -5.30
Zach Jackson -5.84 -7.42 -5.71 -13.12 -5.32
Logan Kensing 0.781 5.289 2.728 -14.2 -6.22 -5.33
Mike Lincoln 1.483 -11.7 -10.20 -5.35
P.J. Walters -10.7 -10.71 -5.36
Wilton Lopez -10.7 -10.72 -5.36
Bobby Parnell -0.59 -10.4 -11.02 -5.41
Brian Bass -11.9 -2.89 -14.83 -5.42
Horacio Ramirez -0.6 -28.2 1.009 -2.14 -29.31 -5.43
Buddy Carlyle -13.4 8.358 -12 -17.05 -5.43
Paul Janish -11.2 -11.18 -5.59
Jimmy Gobble 0.201 6.042 -14.9 -3.43 -12.28 -5.67
Casey Fossum -14.1 -31.6 -2.81 1.033 -33.40 -5.69
Levale Speigner -22.5 -5.9 -28.44 -5.72
Justin Germano 0.009 -10.5 -12 -22.50 -5.75
Matt Belisle 5.466 -9.35 -10.1 -1.64 -21.12 -5.75
Billy Buckner -1.71 2.646 -12.7 -11.78 -5.76
Anthony Reyes -3.57 -24 10.31 -10.5 -24.18 -5.82
Greg Reynolds -17.6 -17.56 -5.85
Chris Lambert -6.11 -7.64 -13.76 -5.86
Luis Perdomo -11.7 -11.73 -5.87
Matt Harrison -5.64 -8 -13.64 -5.88
Carlos Carrasco -11.8 -11.84 -5.92
Brad Thompson 6.852 -11.2 -6.01 -4.18 -21.40 -5.96
Edgar Gonzalez 5.49 -4.56 -6.44 -6.13 -17.13 -5.97
Kyle Davies -25.7 -32.7 1.342 -1.98 -33.32 -5.99
Mark Hendrickson 9.619 -3.08 -17.5 0.49 -20.12 -6.11
Eulogio De La Cruz -4.18 -15.3 -0.65 -20.11 -6.11
Mike Burns -4.09 -12.2 -12.24 -6.12
Vin Mazzaro -12.3 -12.26 -6.13
Cesar Carrillo -12.3 -12.27 -6.14
Yasuhiko Yabuta -1.59 -11.2 -12.83 -6.15
Jay Marshall -12.8 -8.1 -20.93 -6.19
Mark Redman -7.44 -15.7 -10.8 -26.48 -6.21
Garrett Mock 1.134 -13.2 -12.11 -6.24
Matt Chico -18.9 -9.31 -28.25 -6.26
Clay Hensley 5.334 -18.7 -9.97 -28.62 -6.43
Mike Pelfrey -4.15 -13.3 12.65 -17 -17.63 -6.50
Scott Richmond 2.124 -14.4 -12.32 -6.52
Blaine Boyer -2.64 -0.31 -9.97 -6.4 -16.68 -6.57
Steve Trachsel -16.3 -0.32 -19.8 -20.12 -6.65
Luis Ayala 4.57 -14.7 -5.01 -15.18 -6.66
Ryan Feierabend 1.906 -14.9 -12.7 -27.60 -6.72
David Purcey -7.04 -8.79 -15.83 -6.74
Jorge Sosa -15.7 -4.12 -13.2 -3.33 -20.64 -6.75
Mike Hampton -1.3 -12.8 -14.09 -6.83
Tomokazu Ohka -6.78 -9.19 -10.6 -19.81 -6.84
Russ Ortiz -23.7 -7.07 -11.4 -18.50 -6.89
Rich Hill 2.518 13.81 1.056 -19.2 -4.30 -6.93
Mike Maroth 2.882 -41.8 -41.79 -6.97
Hayden Penn -22.8 -14 -14.00 -7.00
Tom Gorzelanny 6.809 22.58 -24.3 -5.31 -7.08 -7.01
Joe Martinez -14.1 -14.10 -7.05
Trevor Bell -14.4 -14.42 -7.21
Collin Balester -11.8 -6.6 -18.42 -7.24
Edward Mujica 4.287 -4.05 -8.62 -7.6 -20.27 -7.35
Jose Contreras 9.139 -19.1 8.624 -14.3 -24.76 -7.45
Lucas French -15.2 -15.21 -7.60
Glen Perkins 2.102 4.736 -9.36 -10.9 -15.50 -7.77
Phil Dumatrait -18.5 -7.2 -4.73 -30.45 -7.85
Josh Banks -2.12 -8.32 -9.56 -20.00 -7.91
Bartolo Colon -13.8 -19 -2.47 -8 -29.51 -8.00
Yorman Bazardo 6.153 -5.96 -14.1 -13.90 -8.01
Carl Pavano -0.53 -2.73 -14.1 -17.38 -8.06
David Huff -16.1 -16.15 -8.07
Jason Vargas -17 -9.98 -13.5 -23.46 -8.40
Johnny Cueto -5.27 -13.4 -18.70 -8.47
Juan Rincon 9.92 -9.1 -11.9 -6.32 -27.30 -8.64
Jonathan Sanchez -6.16 -7.55 -12.4 -6.46 -26.46 -8.64
Clayton Mortensen -17.7 -17.67 -8.84
Jay Bergmann -18.7 -4.87 -22.1 -1.35 -28.35 -8.86
Chris Bootcheck -8.14 -0.27 -9.98 -11.1 -21.31 -8.90
Sergio Mitre -6.72 -0.52 -18 -18.49 -9.07
John Van Benschoten -21.7 -16.4 -38.05 -9.07
Matt Morris -19.2 -17.6 -19.4 -36.95 -9.39
Barry Zito 18.56 -4.09 -27.2 0.394 -30.93 -9.56
Tim Redding 5.412 -16.3 -10.2 -21.04 -9.61
Brian Bannister 0.399 13.18 -33.3 -1.45 -21.54 -9.62
Scott Olsen 0.779 -27.5 -1.26 -9.45 -38.26 -9.74
Bob McCrory -8.56 -14 -22.57 -9.86
Kevin Hart 4.849 -10 -15 -20.17 -10.03
Francisco Liriano 34.79 -3.87 -17.6 -21.45 -10.08
Walter Silva -20.2 -20.20 -10.10
Julian Tavarez 2.771 -14.9 -12.7 -6.98 -34.51 -10.19
Miguel Batista 9.516 9.76 -27.5 -5.48 -23.22 -10.28
Todd Wellemeyer 7.013 -9.53 11.92 -25.4 -22.96 -10.29
Kevin Correia 8.865 13.73 -26.8 -7.51 -20.60 -10.40
Jeff Karstens 3.638 -12.2 -5.37 -13.3 -30.84 -10.46
Chris Jakubauskas -21 -21.02 -10.51
Ian Snell 5.341 22.18 -21.8 -14 -13.53 -10.53
Derek Holland -21.5 -21.45 -10.73
Sean Gallagher -7.37 -20 -5.68 -33.07 -10.74
Dontrelle Willis 11.52 -9.55 -11 -11 -31.53 -10.76
Dana Eveland -10.6 -5.06 -6.92 -15.5 -27.52 -10.92
Oliver Perez -26.9 -5.24 -5.66 -16.8 -27.67 -11.14
Luis Mendoza 4.915 -31.1 -3.36 -29.52 -11.22
Homer Bailey -5.83 -15.2 -10.5 -31.52 -11.29
Brian Moehler -32.1 4.984 -5.85 -20.5 -21.40 -11.39
Jason Berken -22.8 -22.81 -11.40
Sidney Ponson -17.4 -13.5 -7.91 -13.2 -34.60 -11.49
Felipe Paulino -3.74 -21.9 -25.69 -11.60
Lenny DiNardo -12.1 -8.34 -11.1 -13.6 -33.02 -11.88
Kip Wells -6.15 -35.6 -6.86 -7.31 -49.78 -11.88
Jo-Jo Reyes -14 -12.8 -11.1 -37.92 -12.15
Andrew Miller -3.58 -6.97 -22.2 -8.03 -37.18 -12.57
Radhames Liz -6.78 -22.1 -8.73 -37.62 -12.87
Jeremy Sowers 13.69 -8.68 -20.2 -9.51 -38.44 -12.95
Nate Robertson 14.41 1.617 -28.3 -7.65 -34.36 -13.00
Brian Burres 2.397 -11.9 -21.1 -8.43 -41.47 -13.24
Chad Gaudin 10.29 -7.96 -7.88 -21.1 -36.95 -14.51
Fausto Carmona -3.73 45.49 -16.4 -33.3 -4.21 -14.53
Gio Gonzalez -21.6 -15.3 -36.92 -14.87
Brandon Backe 5.043 3.257 -34.2 -8.07 -39.03 -14.90
Josh Geer 5.042 -33.4 -28.32 -15.00
Boof Bonser 3.45 -24 -33.1 -57.04 -15.02
Micah Owings 3.117 -13 -22.8 -32.71 -15.23
Luke Hochevar 2.884 -17.7 -20.7 -35.54 -15.78
Daniel Cabrera -1.69 -16.5 -13.5 -17.1 -47.11 -15.81
Adam Eaton 1.315 -31.9 -12.2 -15 -59.04 -16.86
David Bush 0.242 -8.84 -1.34 -31.7 -41.89 -17.77
Braden Looper 8.623 -12.2 -1.95 -32.7 -46.82 -19.03
Carlos Silva -35.8 1.897 -32.1 -18 -48.14 -19.36
Garrett Olson -9.35 -29.4 -18.4 -57.15 -20.55
Livan Hernandez -13.4 -3.16 -38.4 -15.3 -56.86 -20.98
Jeff Suppan -0.81 -0.96 -24.1 -31.2 -56.35 -23.83
Manny Parra 1.253 -10.1 -44.3 -53.15 -25.31
Andy Sonnanstine -18.1 -23.4 -37 -78.54 -29.34

Top AL Catchers in 2009

Unlike the guys who play between the baselines, determining the value of a catcher defensively is a much harder proposition for me.  I haven’t been able to translate defense into runs the way I have for all the other positions, but I AM able to look at the responsibilities of a catcher and determine what teams are benefiting more from good catching than others.  Here’s how I do it.

There are seven things for which a catcher would get credit as being solid defensively.  If the catchers for a team are above average in a category, they get a point.  If below average, they lose a point.  The top score is seven, the lowest score (obviously) would be -7.  Here are the categories:

W/L Percentage: Score a point for a winning record, take one away for being below .500.

Adjusted ERA: If the team’s staff has a better than league average ERA (4.43), score a point.

Mistakes Per Game: Essentially errors and passed balls are added up.  The norm is about .11 mistakes a game for AL catchers.  Score a point for doing better than that.  Otherwise, take one away.  The only time this is patently unfair is when a team has a knuckleballer – so this works against Boston right now.  But it’s just a single category and I tend to give that team the benefit of the doubt on that category.

Mobililty: Mobility is the total number of assists that aren’t tied to stolen bases and the number of putouts that aren’t strikeouts.  A good catcher blocks the plate and gets outs on throws home, or can race out of the crouch to snare bunts and make plays in the field.  In the AL, the average catcher made .38 plays requiring mobility.  Score a point for beating that number.

Fielding Percentage (not counting strikeouts):  I guess someone had to get credit for the putout when a batter strikes out.  Unfortunately, catching strike three isn’t really “fielding”.  So, I look at the fielding percentage after removing putouts for Ks.  The average catcher has a fielding percentage of about .914 on balls in play or when runners are trying to advance.  Beat it, and score a point.

Assists Per Game: These are assists NOT tied to stolen bases and is used to grade the catcher’s ability to make good throws.  The league average is .23 assists per game.

Stolen Base Percentage: Can a catcher hold the running game in check?  If so, score a point.  The league average is 73.6% – which is awfully high, don’t you think?

The best catcher (well, team of catchers) can score a seven – and it happens from time to time.  As it turns out, there was a seven in the AL in 2009 – and it was your Detroit Tigers led by Gerald Laird.  The Tigers had a winning record, an adjusted ERA of 4.26, cut off the running game, made few errors, few mistakes in total, had great mobility, and had an above average number of assists not tied to stolen bases.

I’ll list the table here to show you where the catchers rank defensively and then discuss the nuts and bolts in the player comments below.

ERA WPct SB% FPct-K MTK/G Mobility Asst/G Rank
AL AVG 4.43 .500 73.6% 0.914 0.11 0.38 0.23 ***
BAL 5.05 .395 78.3% 0.918 0.10 0.50 0.16 -1
BOS 4.20 .586 86.8% 0.925 0.10 0.47 0.20 3
CHA 4.02 .488 75.9% 0.899 0.09 0.18 0.11 -3
CLE 5.50 .401 77.1% 0.948 0.09 0.36 0.21 -3
DET 4.26 .528 63.8% 0.975 0.10 0.43 0.30 7
KCA 4.57 .401 74.5% 0.873 0.17 0.45 0.18 -5
LAA 4.41 .599 76.6% 0.875 0.14 0.41 0.43 1
MIN 4.28 .534 77.0% 0.933 0.12 0.32 0.10 -1
NYA 4.34 .636 70.6% 0.925 0.10 0.37 0.25 5
OAK 4.32 .463 70.8% 0.922 0.08 0.35 0.27 3
SEA 3.98 .525 60.4% 0.935 0.13 0.35 0.27 3
TBA 4.33 .519 76.3% 0.905 0.09 0.37 0.23 0
TEX 4.20 .537 69.7% 0.858 0.15 0.34 0.17 -1
TOR 4.61 .463 65.9% 0.911 0.13 0.41 0.32 -1

Joe Mauer (MIN):  Hands down the best catcher in baseball, wouldn’t you think?  An offensive force who chose to try and take advantage of hitter’s counts and blasted his way to creating 131.6 runs.  Last year, Mauer wasn’t as dominating against the run, but he still did a few good things.  His backups, Mike Redmond and Jose Morales can contribute.  Both can hit a little and catch enough – but had limits.  Redmond struggled against baserunners, who were successful 35 out of 40 times, while Morales had 5 passed balls and 3 errors in just 183 innings.

Victor Martinez (CLE/BOS):  A remarkable hitter who bounced back from an unproductive and injury riddled 2008 to hit 23 homers, drive in 108 runs, and generate 108.8 runs of offense.  His catching skills don’t match his offensive numbers – easy to run on, not exceptionally mobile.  And, when asked to play first base, shows his lack of mobility there.  Still, he’s 30 runs better than any other catcher offensively, you can live with the rest of it most days.

Kurt Suzuki (OAK):  Would you have guessed he was the third most productive offensive catcher?  Mid range power and average, can run some (78.45 Runs Created) and his stats aren’t helped any by playing in Oakland.  Plays a lot of innings.  Not great against the run and his teams haven’t been remarkably successful, but don’t blame this guy.  Oakland’s catchers scored at 3 points, which is five above average counters, and just missing on mobility and the team’s winning percentage.  He’s a great catcher.

Jorge Posada (NYY):  Still a very productive player (74.98 Runs Created).  Good power, good batting average, and patient at the plate.  Defensively, Posada found some of his youth.  His backups, Jose Molina (now in Toronto) and Francisco Cervelli may not hit like Jorge, but they are more than his equal defensively – a nice thing for the Yankees to have.  Overall, the team ranked at +5 – six above average categories and just missed the league average for mobility.  Cervelli was great against the run – gunning down 10 of 23 runners.

A.J. Pierzynski (CWS):  Hit .300 but his power numbers were down a bit.  Contributes with the bat (69.22 Runs Created), but his defense is not helping out.  Not very mobile, makes a few too many mistakes, and the team fell below .500.  The final tally was -3, which means that only the team’s ERA and the total mistakes per game numbers were above average.  Everything else was not.  Ramon Castro was #2 last year, and he isn’t known for his defense either (though he threw well in 2009).

Mike Napoli (LAA):  An impressive hitter – power, patience, hit .272.  His backup, Jeff Mathis, is the glove wizard.  The net is a very productive combination.  Slightly above average catching (+1) and above average hitting.

Miguel Olivo (KCA):  Hits for power, but doesn’t get on base (53.59).  Has a strong throwing arm, but doesn’t always get the ball where he was aiming.  Makes an awful lot of mistakes, and for a guy who looks lean, isn’t very mobile.  Royals catching was well below average (-5) because John Buck couldn’t throw people out and even though he’s less mistake prone, EVERYBODY is less mistake prone than Olivo.  In 2010, both Olivo and Buck will be gone.  Olivo is in Colorado, where if he gets off to a hot start might hit 30 homers and make 15 errors…  Buck is in Toronto.

Jason Kendall, who inherits this job, would rank in this spot offensively and I don’t believe that things are going to improve that much defensively.  You never know.

Matt Wieters (BAL):  In two years, he may be the guy challenging Joe Mauer for the top rung.  For now, he’s got work to do. A good hitter (.288, .412 slugging – 49.04 Runs Created) and not horrible catching (-1 as a team), I like where Baltimore is heading here.  Gregg Zaun is gone, so Chad Moeller can back things up himself.  Moeller didn’t throw anybody out trying to steal, though.  Okay, two people, but that’s it.  Maybe they can sign Paul Bako to teach Wieters a few tricks.

Rod Barajas (TOR):  His batting average tanked to .226, but his power numbers were up (46.99 Runs Created).  I think Toronto would miss Barajas, but Raul Chavez was equally good at shutting down the running game and not horribly error prone.  Chavez is also more mobile these days and offensively they were a wash.  Chavez is cheaper, though…  The 2010 Blue Jays have only one catcher on the 40 man roster, Royals vet John Buck.  After that, it’s non-roster invites like Chavez, Jose Molina and former first round pick J.P. Arencibia.  Arencibia, out of Tennessee, has good power and some skills, but right now looks like he’d have Barajas’ batting numbers.

Before I let this get away, John Buck wasn’t horrible last year.  Defensively, as mentioned, he was stronger than Olivo but everyone focused on Olivo’s homers and so he got to play more.  Buck hits for some power and, per 27 outs, was actually more productive hitting than Olivo because he gets on base more often.  I’m NOT suggesting that Buck is a hidden all star, but rather that if he got 450 at bats and kept his batting average around .240 rather than .220, he would probably help a team more often than not.

Jason Varitek (BOS):  Now Victor Martinez’s job.  Varitek started out okay and just faded to 14 – 51 – .209 (43.3 Runs Created).  His slugging and OBP numbers aren’t very good either.  ‘Tek also allowed 87% of the runners to steal – 108 successes against 16 runners gunned down.  Martinez and George Kottaras weren’t any better (Martinez was worse in Boston, about the same if you combine his days in Cleveland).  Martinez is going to help score runs in Boston, but I think the pitchers might miss Varitek.  The young Varitek anyway…

Gerald Laird (DET):  Didn’t get the lion’s share of the credit for Detroit’s comeback season because as a hitter, he’s not one.  Creating just 41.3 runs with his .225 batting average and .320 slugging percentage, nobody’s putting Laird on their fantasy team if they can help it.  But he was solid as a defensive stopper – above average in all seven categories and only Kenji Johjima was harder to run on.  Laird tossed out more than 40% of all runners.

Kelly Shoppach (CLE):  Did I read that right?  Shoppach was hit 18 times by pitches?  What did he do???  As a hitter, he strikes out WAY too much (39.77 Runs Created).  He’s better defensively than Victor Martinez was, but that’s like saying I’m taller than my seven-year-old.  He was a bit more mistake prone, but better against the run and much more mobile.  Lou Marson, the former Phillies prospect, will get every chance to win the job and I gather he will.  Marson will hit in the 280s with medium power and some patience.  And, he can throw, too.  Oddly enough, in terms of total production, Shoppach was better in Cleveland than Victor Martinez because if you count everything, you have to include Victor’s lack of defense at first base.

Dioner Navarro (TB):  After such a nice 2008, Navarro crashed and burned in 2009.  His batting average fell to .218, his power was gone, and he doesn’t get on base in other ways so that was a big zilch at the end of the lineup (32.63 Runs Created).  His reputation against the running game may have stopped more people than actually stole bases – the numbers show him to be league average and in the seven categories, Tampa scored ZERO – just as many above average categories than below average categories.  The team says they want Navarro to come into camp lighter, so check the Diamond Notes in the spring.

Kenji Johjima (SEA):  Back in Japan – his batting average and playing time fell off (despite being more productive per 27 outs than many of the guys ahead of him – the net was just 29.91 Runs Created).  Defensively, he and Rob Johnson weren’t too bad – just a few too many mistakes and marginal mobility.

Rob Johnson, who – like Grady Sizemore – had surgeries over two-thirds of his body in the offseason, comes into 2010 as the odds-on starter.  And yet Johnson wasn’t all that solid, generating just 25.2 runs while being a slightly above average catcher (compared to Johjima, who was awesome).

Jarrod Saltalamacchia (TEX):  He needed to have a big season with Laird gone and Teagarden coming up behind him and it didn’t happen.  Salty wasn’t horrible defensively but Teagarden is better – better against the run and more mobile.  As a hitter, Saltalamacchia didn’t cut it – just 29.3 runs created with an OBP under .300 and the SLG under .375.  If it was .320 and .425, he’d be hard to replace.

As it was, Taylor Teagarden hit worse than Saltalamacchia, generating 19.3 runs in his 200+ plate appearances.  So, Teagarden’s chance may have passed as well – meaning Max Ramirez may wind up the starting catcher.  The only problem with that is that even Ramirez didn’t hit in AAA last year – batting just .234 with a .336 SLG in Oklahoma City.  The Rangers THOUGHT they had the position locked down two years ago, and now Laird is gone and nobody has really stepped forward.  I think Saltalamacchia, because he’s likely the better hitter of the group, will eventually take over for good.

Final Thoughts…  You want to know how valuable Joe Mauer is?  Look at how many catchers generate barely 50 runs of offense and realize that Mauer is 80 to 90 runs better than that.  AND, he’s a great catcher.  He was easily the most valuable player in the AL last year and will deserve whatever monster five or six year deal he can get.

Top AL Right Fielders

Shin-Soo Choo (CLE):  Wonderful hitter – 20/20 guy with patience, and he happens to play a fine right field.  I admit it – I knew very little about him but he’s the most productive right fielder in the AL.  (128.5 Runs Created, 10.0 Runs Saved = 138.49 Total Run Production)

Ichiro Suzuki (SEA):  Slaps 200 or more hits every year, still runs like the wind and has a cannon for an arm.  If you count his days in Japan, Ichiro has a reasonably good chance to have more hits as a professional baseball player than anyone ever.  (123.6 Runs Created, 3.1 Runs Saved = 126.72 Total Run Production)

Nelson Cruz (TEX):  Remarkably good fielder, amazing power.  Had a year that reminds you a bit of Brook Jacoby because he hit 33 homers with just 76 RBI (Jacoby in 1987 went 32 – 69).  Part of that is because he hit 25 solo homers and his slugging percentage tailed off considerably with runners on base (.577 vs. .447).

So I checked.  The Texas Ranger, as a team, hit 224 homers with 145 occuring with nobody on base and 79 driving home ducks.  75.8 of Cruz’s homers were solo shots.  For everyone else on the team, it was 62.8%.  Anyway – it might be a one-year thing…  Until last year, he had 13 homers with men on base and just 9 solo homers.

The other thing is his fielding numbers, which are stunning.  And then you see that he had nearly as many putouts in nearly 367 fewer innings than Nick Markakis.  It’s legit.  He got to a lot of fly balls.  (80.9 Runs Created, 36.4 Runs Saved = 117.30 Total Run Production)

Bobby Abreu (LAA):  Another year just like the rest, though with a little less power.  Still drives in around 100 runs, still gets 30 stolen bases, still gets on base around 40% of the time, actually looked limber in right field.  At what point do we wonder if Abreu is worthy of the Hall of Fame?  (102.3 Runs Created, 2.5 Runs Saved = 104.87 Total Run Production.)

Jason Kubel (MIN):  Not a horrible outfielder – but a legitimate hitter.  He’s not the regular right fielder, but he can play it in a pinch.  (98.1 Runs Created, -0.3 Runs Saved = 97.80 Total Run Production)

Nick Swisher (NYY):  He may not throw many guys out, but he hits for a little power, gets on base, and can still cover ground.  I know he struggled in the post-season, but Swisher kept the offense moving most of the year and the Yankees should be glad he’s still around.  (94.6 Runs Created, 2.6 Runs Saved = 97.21 Total Run Production)

Ryan Sweeney (OAK):  I need to watch more A’s games to see with my own eyes how good he is.  Fast enough to cover centerfield.  Seems to throw well enough,  Gets on base a little but you’d like to see a little more power.  Still – a productive player if his defense is really this good.  (71.2 Runs Created, 23.9 Runs Saved = 95.18 Total Run Production)

J.D. Drew (BOS):  The new George Brett.  Can’t stay in the lineup for 150 games, but when he plays he hits.  Still has a great eye at the plate, but his back is affecting his range in the field.  I wouldn’t let him cover center anymore, that’s for sure.  (89.9 Runs Created, -2.8 Runs Saved = 87.13 Total Run Production)

Alex Rios (TOR/CWS):  Hit .199 after arriving in Chicago’s south side – and we hoped the change in scenery would help get him back to where he was a year or two ago.  And yet, he’s not really a bad player.  Some power, a lot of doubles, good speed, decent defensively.  He just gets paid a lot for what seems like mediocrity.  (73.9 Runs Created, 10.1 Runs Saved = 84.00 Total Run Production)

Michael Cuddyer (MIN):  Good power, fair bat and eye, miserable defender.  Based on the stats, maybe Kubel should play in right and Cuddyer become the DH…  (100.7 Runs Created, -22.64 Runs Saved = 78.10 Total Run Production)

Nick Markakis (BAL):  From what I can tell, he’s overrated.  He doesn’t really hit for power – more doubles than homers, not that it’s a problem.  He doesn’t have an exceptionally high batting average.  He doesn’t run very well.  He can throw, but he doesn’t get to many flies.  On the other hand, he turns 27 at the end of this season, so he could be one of those guys who is ready to have his career year.  If not this year, maybe next year.  (101.8 Runs Created, -28.7 Runs Saved = 73.11 Total Run Production)

Jermaine Dye (CWS):  Like Alex Rios, he struggled mightily down the stretch.  I can still remember when the Royals acquired Dye from Atlanta and the fans were upset about losing Michael Tucker.  Um…  Which player still has a major league job?  It’s a season showing signs of decline, but still productive.  (75.4 Runs Created, -3 Runs Saved = 72.41 Total Run Production)

Magglio Ordonez (DET):  He rescued a poor batting average after that lousy start, but he’s still just a miserable outfielder.  If he doesn’t put 100 – 120 runs on the board offensively (and he’s still not half bad), his lack of range just kills you.  Time to move on, wouldn’t you think?  Maybe make him a DH?  (75.3 Runs Created, -17.85 Runs Saved = 57.47 Total Run Production)

Willie Bloomquist (KC):  Played a lot of different positions and that makes him Alfredo Amezega.  He’s better than Jose Guillen, but that’s not much.  (49.1 Runs Created, 3.8 Runs Saved = 52.97 Total Run Production)

Jose Bautista (TOR):  Not really a right fielder, but he got some time here last season.  He’s at least a slightly better than replacement level player.  (50.4 Runs Created, .8 Runs Saved = 51.27 Total Run Production)

Two Gabes (TB):  Gabe Kapler and Gabe Gross split time in right field for Tampa and combined 14 – 68 – .235.  Kapler was a slightly better hitter or fielder, but combined weren’t really enough.

Jose Guillen (KC):  Now THAT was a good use of limited money.  Can’t hit, can’t stay healthy, can’t field.  Less production than EITHER Gabe…  (30.9 Runs Created, -14.8 Runs Saved = 16.05 Total Run Production.)