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You can tell it's an off day....

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....because I'm gathering up statistics to report.

Definitions: Equivalent Average, VORP, MLVr, RP


Carl Crawford .277 EqA 4.9 VORP .081 MLVr
Julio Lugo .275 EqA 6.4 VORP .025 MLVr
Aubrey Huff .295 EqA 5.5 VORP .152 MLVr
Josh Phelps .293 EqA 5.7 VORP .200 MLVr
Travis Lee .251 EqA 0.9 VORP -.037 MLVr
Jorge Cantu .268 EqA 4.5 VORP .107 MLVr
Alex Gonzalez .291 EqA 4.0 VORP .187 MLVr
Toby Hall .214 EqA 0.3 VORP -.194 MLVr
Alex Sanchez .238 EqA 0.3 VORP -.112 MLVr
Chris Singleton .235 EqA 0.4 VORP -.082 MLVr
Nick Green .228 EqA -0.0 VORP -.144 MLVr
Eduardo Perez .382 EqA 5.4 VORP .782 MLVr
Joey Gathright .316 EqA 2.7 VORP .338 MLVr

Going by performance so far this year six of the nine lineup regulars are above average offensive players according to MLVr. If they were to continue on this performance level the Rays would average an extra run every 2.5 games over an average lineup. That's not a projection of how they'll actually do over the whole season but it's nice to see at least for a small sample size of games the Rays have had a solid offense.

Although Huff and Phelps are hitting the best on the team Lugo is performing the best relative to his position (VORP is adjusted for position).

Going by MLV on the VORP report the Rays have scored 15.7 more runs than a lineup of average hitters so far this season.


Dewon Brazelton 0.8 VORP 2.6 RP
Scott Kazmir 4.6 VORP 1.4 RP
Mark Hendrickson 1.6 VORP -0.3 RP
Rob Bell -9.0 VORP -11.7 RP
Hideo Nomo -0.9 VORP -4.0 RP
Danys Baez 2.6 VORP 1.2 RP
Jesus Colome 0.1 VORP -0.6 RP
Trever Miller 0.3 VORP -0.4 RP
Casey Fossum 2.9 VORP 1.2 RP
Travis Harper 2.2 VORP 0.4 RP
Lance Carter -2.9 VORP -4.7 RP
Seth McClung -5.0 VORP -6.6 RP
Doug Waechter 0.5 VORP -0.7 RP
John Webb -5.3 VORP -6.2 RP

Five pitchers below replacement level, only four pitchers that have given up fewer runs than an average pitcher would have. As a team they have given up 33.6 more runs than an average staff. That's 18 more runs than the offense scored above average, which equals the difference between the expected runs scored and allowed according to Second Order Wins and Losses, which has the Rays right where they really are, 8-11.