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Phillies Stat Notes: East is the Beast

The NL East has been the best division in the NL this year. The Phils are tracking towards having the 10th pick in next year's draft.



  • NL Standings and team stats
    The Phillies would have the 10th pick in the 2015 draft if the season ended today
  • Phillies Team Stats, vs. last year and vs. the Marlins
  • Individual Stats
    Starting pitchers' results in pretty colors

  • Today in Phillies History
    Birthdays: Luderus, Quinn, Seminick, Lopata
  • Milestones

NL Standings  

Miami is now five back in the race for the second wildcard.


The East, after leading the NL in run differential for most of the year, has now also taken over the lead in winning percentage. The differences are made more stark when focusing on games outside a team's own division:


Run differentials by team are below. The Nationals have a big lead, but the East would have the best differential even if the top team in each division is excluded:


And graphically...


Reverse Standings


2015 Draft Pick

10th if the season ended today (9th worst record, plus Houston's #2 comp. pick for Aiken).
10th based on FanGraphs' projected end-of-season standings (9th by record, plus comp. pick)

Note that with a recent rules change, the teams with the 10 worst records will have their first round picks protected, regardless of how many compensation picks might be inserted before them. For 2015, that means the first 11 picks will be protected.

Phillies Team Stats, vs. 2013 and vs. the Marlins


Phillies hitters at Fangraphs

Marlins hitters at Fangraphs


Progression of key hitting stats:

Hitting with runners in scoring position has now surpassed the overall average, but otherwise the hitting stats have dipped over the past week. Runs per game actually crested over the league average for a day or two recently:



Phillies pitchers at Fangraphs
Marlins pitchers at Fangraphs


Individual Stats

Phillies Hitters


Phillies Pitchers

The tables below list each starter's game, with this simple color coding we've used in the past:

Green: quality start (6+ IP, 3 ER or less)
Red: "bad" start (at least one ER per IP)
Yellow: all others

Game scores are at the right for each game, with those over 60 highlighted.

Burnett: very streaky, with periods of very good games alternating with not so good periods

Lee: dominant early in the year before his elbow problems

Hamels: consistently very good throughout.


Kendrick: fell apart after a decent first two months

Hernandez: came on strong after not being able to last 6 innings early on

Buchanan: not bad at all, with 5 straight QS's at one point, and now 7 in his last 9 games


This Date in Phillies History
Born 129 years ago on this date in 1885:
- Fred Luderus, who has a case as the best first baseman in Phillies history
- John Quinn, the Phillies' GM from

In addition, the two main catchers of the Wiz Kids era Phillies, Stan Lopata and Andy Seminick, shared today as a birthday: Seminick in 1920, and Lopata in 1925.

Odd and interesting events on this date in Phillies history:

Coming later.


For reference:

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

MLB All-time hitting leaders
MLB All-time pitching leaders