Phillies Stat Notes: All-star break update

Comparing stats at the mid-way point to 2013; Utley about to become 2nd highest behind only Mike Schmidt in rWAR among position players.

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We're showing the playoff chances and 85-win target only to emphasize how unattainable they are (and that's probably been the case for a while now).

Contents

  • NL Standings and team stats
  • Phillies Team Stats vs. 2013, annotated (not much change, unfortunately)
  • Individual Stats (no regular currently has an OPS over .800)
  • Milestones (Utley to become #2 position player in Phillies rWAR)

NL Standings and Team Stats

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Games vs. .500 Progression

Ever since the Phils' first 5-game winning streak caught up with their 2012 record, they've been tracking close to that through both its ups and downs:

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Phillies Team Stats vs. 2013

Hitting

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Their batting average with runners in scoring position recovered briefly in the Brewers series but has dipped again, and now sits at a lowly .229, 13th in the NL.

Their batting average with RISP had been running fairly close to their overall batting average through mid-June. Since then, the overall average has gone south, and the average with RISP has fallen below the Mendoza line:

G Overall RISP
Through 6/14 66 .242 .242
Since 6/15 29 .228 .199

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Phillies hitters at Fangraphs

Pitching and Defense

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Phillies pitchers at Fangraphs


Individual Stats

Hitters

There are now no Phillies with OPS over .800, and after Utley and Byrd (now tied for highest at .794), the next highest is Ruiz at .720.

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OPS Progression

Howard has now left the bunch in the low .700s and is falling to join Revere...

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Pitchers

ERA progression

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This Date in Phillies History
1979: Mike Schmidt hits his 31st home run of the year off of Don Sutton of the Dodgers, the first time a Phillie collects more than 30 before the All-Star break.

1980: Steve Carlton scores a Sports Illustrated cover appearance, the first of two for the Phillies that year (cover date 7/21)
1988: Mike Schmidt passes Mickey Mantle on the all-time home run list with career bash number 537, giving him sole possession of 7th place.
2006: The San Francisco Giants start an outfield of three players over 40 -- the first in major-league history. 41-year-old Barry Bonds and Steve Finley and 40-year-old Moises Alou led the Giants to a 5-3 win over the Phillies.
2006: At Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre, Brennan King hits for the cycle and drives in 8 runs as the Red Barons beat Toledo 14-2.

Yesterday (July 13th)

1896: Outfielder Ed Delahanty went 5-for-5, including 4 homers (two of them inside-the-parkers) and 7 RBI in a game vs. Chicago. The Phils still lost, 9-8
1897: Ed Delahanty went 9-for-9 in a double-header against Louisville. He went 4-for-5 in the next day's gaming, tying a league record with 3 consecutive games with at least 4 hits.
1900: Harry Wolverton ties a major-league record with 3 triples in a game, as the Phils beat Pittsburgh 23-8.
1923: Red Miller, a former Phillies batboy, clubhouse attendant, and batting practice pitcher, was called out of the stands to suit up when Cincinnati was routing Philadelphia. Miller, who pitched semi-pro ball at the time, came into the game to pitch one scoreless inning, then was back on the mound the next inning and surrendered six hits, a walk, and a total of six earned runs in 2/3 of an inning. Cincinnati won 21-7.
1941: Starter Cy Blanton gives up 13 hits to St. Louis over 5+ innings -- all of them singles. He took the loss in the 8-5 contest.
1976: The National League wins 7-1 at the first All-star game at the Vet. Greg Luzinski started in left field, and Dave Cash, Mike Schmidt, Larry Bowa, and Bob Boone represented the host team.
1993: Terry Mulholland starts the All-Star game in Baltimore's Camden Yards--the first time a Phillie was chosen to start since Steve Carlton in 1979. John Kruk and Darren Daulton also started, and Dave Hollins was selected as a reserve player.

Tomorrow (July 15th)

1954: Manager Steve O'Neill is fired, and replaced by Terry Moore. O'Neill finished his stint at the helm of the Phillies with a 182-140-2 record. Moore had formerly played for St. Louis.
1968: The Phils' victory over the Mets sets a team record for the longest undefeated road trip at 7 games. The Phils took 4 from the Pirates, and 3 from the Mets, including double header sweeps of each host.
1978: Jose Cardenal hits into an around-the-horn triple play vs. the Braves in Atlanta. Greg Luzinski and Richie Hebner were the base runners.
1984: The Phillies issue 7 intentional walks in a 16-inning game against Houston, a major-league record. They lost the game 3-2.
2010: The Cubs' Starlin Castro, the first major-leaguer born in the 1990s, hits a triple off of Phillie Jamie Moyer, who is 27 years and 8 months older.

Milestones

Recent milestones by Phillies players, and those that may be reached over the next week...

Jimmy Rollins

  • Rollins' next stolen base will make this his 11th season with 10+ HR and 20+ steals. No other shortstop has more than eight such seasons:

    10 - Jimmy Rollins
    8 - Derek Jeter
    7 - Barry Larkin
    6 - Hanley Ramirez
    5 - Jose Reyes

  • His 20th steal will also give him 13 seasons with 20+. Only two shortstops have more:

    16 - Ozzie Smith
    14 - Bert Campaneris

  • His next time caught stealing (6th of the year) will be the 95th of his career and will put him past Larry Bowa for sole possession of #1 in Phillies history. Caught stealing stats have been kept since 1951. When talking about Rollins and this caught stealing mark, lest people get the wrong idea, it always feels necessary to add that Rollins has had one of the highest stealing success rates in history:

    9th highest among the 147 players with 300+ attempts
    4th highest among the 44 with 500+

Chase Utley

  • Utley recently scored the 900th of his career (he's now at 903), and also moved past Sherry Magee for 8th most in Phils history.
  • He needs 4 more hits (108 on the year) to tie 1950s shortstop Granny Hamner for 10th most in franchise history, at 1518.
  • Two more HBPs (9 total this year) will tie Utley with Kid Elberfeld for 17th most all-time, at 165. Derek Jeter is 16th (166), and Alex Rodriguez 15th (169). Elberfeld was a turn of the century infielder who first came up with the Phillies (his SABR bio).
  • Utley also recently passed Bobby Abreu for 7th most career rWAR among active players. He's tied for 8th in fWAR with Abreu and Miguel Cabrera.
  • Finally, Utley is about to pass Ed Delahanty for 2nd highest career rWAR among all position players in Phillies history:

    106.5 - Schmidt
    60.9 - Delahanty
    60.9 - Utley
    57.2 - Ashburn

Ryan Howard

  • Howard recently became the 9th player in history to record 2500+ total bases for the Phillies.

Cole Hamels

  • After his last outing on Saturday, there are now only five pitchers who threw more innings for the Phillies than Hamels:

    3739 - Robin Roberts
    3697 - Steve Carlton
    2513 - Grover Cleveland Alexander
    2253 - Chris Short
    1939 - Curt Simmons
    1704 - Cole Hamels

Jonathan Papelbon

  • Papelbon's next save (23rd total) will tie Ron Reed for 6th most in Phillies history, at 90.
  • Two  more saves (24 on the year) will tie Rich "Goose" Gossage for 21st all-time, at 310.

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For reference:

Phillies All-time hitting leaders
Phillies All-time pitching leaders

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