Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A Tale of Two Teams

In case you've missed it, our No-Longer Lastros have been playing some pretty good ball over the last month or so. Over the last 30 days, the team has a better record than 21 other squads. A dreadful April is quickly disappearing in the rear view mirror as May's team has given us hope for the first time in many years. And while we may not be a winning team yet, the stats behind the turnaround indicate this is probably not a fluke. Expect the bandwagon to start getting a little crowded.


Total Batting

HR

R

RBI

SB

BB%

K%

BABIP

AVG

OBP

SLG

wRC+

WAR

April

29

88

83

18

8.2%

24.5%

0.254

0.210

0.282

0.358

79

-0.9

May

30

124

115

25

9.0%

20.5%

0.309

0.261

0.335

0.410

111

3.3

Catcher

HR

R

RBI

SB

BB%

K%

BABIP

AVG

OBP

SLG

wRC+

WAR

April

6

12

16

0

7.0%

24.8%

0.224

0.205

0.295

0.411

98

0.5

May

4

13

17

0

5.1%

26.3%

0.294

0.234

0.294

0.379

89

0.4

First Base

HR

R

RBI

SB

BB%

K%

BABIP

AVG

OBP

SLG

wRC+

WAR

April

4

8

8

0

7.6%

30.5%

0.232

0.183

0.246

0.321

58

-0.5

May

2

7

10

2

13.8%

25.9%

0.254

0.192

0.310

0.283

74

-0.3

Second Base

HR

R

RBI

SB

BB%

K%

BABIP

AVG

OBP

SLG

wRC+

WAR

April

1

9

9

9

7.1%

7.9%

0.292

0.276

0.325

0.371

94

0.4

May

1

21

8

11

5.9%

6.7%

0.376

0.357

0.393

0.484

147

1.3

Shortstop

HR

R

RBI

SB

BB%

K%

BABIP

AVG

OBP

SLG

wRC+

WAR

April

4

14

9

4

6.0%

26.5%

0.310

0.245

0.298

0.443

107

0.5

May

2

15

11

7

6.3%

25.2%

0.277

0.214

0.270

0.316

65

-0.2

Third Base

HR

R

RBI

SB

BB%

K%

BABIP

AVG

OBP

SLG

wRC+

WAR

April

5

14

11

0

7.9%

18.3%

0.253

0.237

0.302

0.404

98

0.1

May

3

15

14

0

5.4%

21.0%

0.342

0.281

0.325

0.399

102

0.2

Right Field

HR

R

RBI

SB

BB%

K%

BABIP

AVG

OBP

SLG

wRC+

WAR

April

1

3

5

1

9.1%

29.1%

0.227

0.162

0.245

0.222

34

-0.8

May

11

26

30

0

11.0%

28.3%

0.365

0.304

0.389

0.632

184

1.5

Center Field

HR

R

RBI

SB

BB%

K%

BABIP

AVG

OBP

SLG

wRC+

WAR

April

2

15

7

3

9.9%

23.8%

0.292

0.231

0.307

0.363

90

0.0

May

1

14

9

3

18.3%

16.0%

0.337

0.276

0.42

0.343

126

0.5

Left Field

HR

R

RBI

SB

BB%

K%

BABIP

AVG

OBP

SLG

wRC+

WAR

April

5

10

12

1

7.6%

25.0%

0.207

0.177

0.238

0.310

52

-1.0

May

2

11

10

2

9.0%

11.2%

0.282

0.263

0.331

0.364

98

0.0

Designated Hitter

HR

R

RBI

SB

BB%

K%

BABIP

AVG

OBP

SLG

wRC+

WAR

April

3

8

8

0

13.0%

37.0%

0.217

0.153

0.270

0.329

70

-0.4

May

5

10

13

0

5.7%

23.9%

0.250

0.232

0.284

0.500

117

0.2

 

With the exception of a severe slump at shortstop and a holding steady of catcher and third base, every position saw improvement with a good bit of that improvement corresponding with an increase in BABIP. (sound familiar?) Left and right field in particular saw improvements of 1 WAR or more.

Total Pitching

W-L

K/9

BB/9

BABIP

GB%

ERA

FIP

WAR

April

9-19

7.38

4

0.301

47.7%

4.87

4.45

0.8

May

15-14

7.44

2.57

0.295

50.5%

3.42

3.33

4.3

Starters

W-L

K/9

BB/9

BABIP

GB%

ERA

FIP

WAR

April

7-13

7.19

4

0.284

49.3%

4.28

4.11

1.7

May

12-12

6.96

2.57

0.296

51.9%

3.46

3.45

3.2

Relievers

W-L

K/9

BB/9

BABIP

GB%

ERA

FIP

WAR

April

2-6

7.69

4

0.329

45.3%

5.86

5.04

-1.0

May

3-2

8.63

2.59

0.292

46.8%

3.33

3.02

1.1

 

With the pitching, we see that a pretty dramatic decrease in walks, a little positive regression for the bullpen BABIP, and a little bump in groundball rate have made a big difference in our pitching staff as well. Maybe we haven't completely turned the corner yet, but it doesn't seem to be too far away.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great post! 1oldpro