Phillies Stat Notes -- May 21, 2012


Rect_medium

Items after the jump:
- Phils batters vs. projections
- Phillies stats vs. early 2011
- NL Standings and team stats
- Upcoming milestones

Also: not bad with runners in scoring position

AND...

Have they been the second best offense in the NL for the past 28 days?

- 2nd in runs per game in the 26 games since 4/23
- highest % of games with 3 runs or more (77%, 20 of 26)
- 2nd highest % of games with 4 runs or more (69%, 18 of 26)

Phillies' Hitters vs. Projections

Vproj_medium

Nationals

Linesi_medium

Phillies Team Stats vs. early 2011 and vs. Nationals

First 16 games: 2.7 runs per game (15th in the NL)
Last 26 games: 4.9 runs per game (2nd)

The table below now includes wOBA, wRC+, FIP, and xFIP, as well as starter vs. reliever FIP.

Dashd_medium

Taking another look at the Phillies' starters and relievers compared to early 2011, ERA and FIP tell two different stories:

ERA: starters are as good as last year, but relievers are much worse
FIP: starters are worse than last year, but relievers are actually about the same (they weren't that great a year ago).

Erafip_medium

NL Standings and Team Stats

Stnds_medium

Upcoming Milestones

These are probably at least two weeks away:

Jimmy Rollins
Needs 5 more stolen bases (14 for the year) to tie dead-ball era outfielder Sherry Magee for 3rd on the Phillies' all-time list at 387, behind Billy Hamilton (508) and Ed Delahanty (412). In fact Rollins has been the Phillies' leader for the post-1920 era ever since he passed Larry Bowa's 288 back in 2008. Surprising perhaps, but Richie Ashburn only stole 199 with the Phillies, partly because he played in an era where there was much less stealing. He led the league once, in his 1948 rookie season, with 32.

Roy Halladay
Needs 16 more strikeouts for 2,000 in his career. He will become the 67th pitcher to reach 2,000, and the 5th who is still active (Jamie Moyer 2,434, Andy Pettitte 2,262, CC Sabathia 2,082, and Kevin Millwood 2,011).

ADDENDUM: Hitting with runners in scoring position

After hearing on my trip home how hitting with runners in scoring position has been the Phillies' biggest problem all year, it's worth doing a quick update.

NL Averages with men in scoring position:

BA .241
OBP .333
SLG .374
OPS .706

The Phillies and their NL rank:

BA .264 (4th)
OBP .329 (10th)
SLG .385 (6th)
OPS .714 (8th)

They have a league-average offense, so they SHOULD have league-average RISP stats as well. The fact that their average is actually 4th, and well above the league average is actually very encouraging.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join The Good Phight

You must be a member of The Good Phight to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Good Phight. You should read them.

Join The Good Phight

You must be a member of The Good Phight to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Good Phight. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker