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Current And Historical Speed Score

Speed Score is not a true skill evaluator of a player's speed, but I think it comes up pretty darn close. Using Baseball Databank, we can find out the career speed score of the current Rays roster and who were fastest and slowest Rays in franchise history. My formula get's it pretty close to the actual Fan Graphs numbers but may by several tenth points off. The current Rays roster first.

 

NAME woba SPD
Carl Crawford .340 8.0
Jason Bartlett .331 5.9
B.J. Upton .338 5.5
Fernando Perez .277 5.1
Gabe Kapler .329 4.9
Ben Zobrist .346 4.5
Reid Brignac .289 4.3
Evan Longoria .372 4.3
Justin Ruggiano .256 3.4
Matthew Joyce .352 3.2
Sean Rodriguez .271 3.1
Carlos Pena .362 2.8
Willy Aybar .333 2.4
Dioner Navarro .292 2.3
Elliot Johnson .114 2.1
Pat Burrell .359 2.0
Kelly Shoppach .334 1.2

 

A slower team than what I expected it to be when comparing them to the average of about 5 (which might be 4.8 or so for these numbers). Also remember small sample sizes come into effect here for say Sean Rodriguez.

 

 

NAME woba SPD
Carl Crawford .340 8.0
Joey Gathright .281 6.7
Jason Bartlett .349 6.3
Miguel Cairo .301 6.1
Randy Winn .323 6.0
Julio Lugo .339 5.9
Akinori Iwamura .329 5.7
Felix Martinez .270 5.6
Jose Cruz .320 5.6
Marlon Anderson .308 5.6
B.J. Upton .338 5.5
Jason Tyner .273 5.2
Rocco Baldelli .331 5.1
Quinton McCracken .310 4.9
Gerald Williams .298 4.8
Kevin Stocker .299 4.8
Ben Zobrist .346 4.5
Dave Martinez .310 4.5
Evan Longoria .372 4.3
Damian Rolls .275 4.1
Brendan Harris .336 4.1
Jonny Gomes .336 4.0
Greg Vaughn .332 4.0
Travis Lee .327 3.9
Gabe Gross .321 3.8
Russ Johnson .322 3.8
Delmon Young .319 3.8
Aaron Ledesma .298 3.6
Damon Hollins .301 3.6
Jose Guillen .309 3.4
Chris Gomez .320 3.4
Wade Boggs .331 3.2
Brent Abernathy .281 3.2
Ben Grieve .340 3.0
Jared Sandberg .301 2.9
Carlos Pena .387 2.8
Bubba Trammell .376 2.8
Jose Canseco .385 2.8
Dioner Navarro .286 2.7
Tino Martinez .347 2.7
Pat Burrell .303 2.6
Aubrey Huff .342 2.5
Bobby Smith .286 2.5
Willy Aybar .321 2.4
Ty Wigginton .341 2.3
Jorge Cantu .323 2.2
Mike Difelice .289 2.1
Paul Sorrento .323 1.9
Greg Norton .347 1.9
Steve Cox .330 1.9
John Flaherty .282 1.9
Fred McGriff .366 1.8
Toby Hall .291 1.5

 

The bolded names are the current Rays who had at least 467 PAs as one (which was necessary to include this guy).

Included the wOBA for show but like my Speed Score numbers, they aren't FG accurate.

This post was written by a member of the DRaysBay community and does not necessarily express the views or opinions of DRaysBay staff.

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