Best 10, Worst 10

Just wondering who was in the top 10 in Runs Created Above Average and Runs Created per game for the 2005 season.  Well, here they are, starting with the top 10. No surprises for these guys. I do notice that Jason Giambi is on this list:

YEAR RCAA
Derrek Lee 2005 87
Alex Rodriguez 2005 83
Albert Pujols 2005 75
David Ortiz 2005 66
Travis Hafner 2005 60
Jason Bay 2005 59
Carlos Delgado 2005 51
Vladimir Guerrero 2005 50
Mark Teixeira 2005 50
Brian Giles 2005 49
Miguel Cabrera 2005 49
Jason Giambi 2005 49
CREATED/GAME YEAR RC/G
Derrek Lee 2005 10.75
Alex Rodriguez 2005 10.22
Albert Pujols 2005 9.96
Todd Helton 2005 9.25
David Ortiz 2005 8.96
Jason Bay 2005 8.79
Carlos Delgado 2005 8.32
Manny Ramirez 2005 8.01
Mark Teixeira 2005 7.91
Brian Giles 2005 7.81

And here are the worst:

YEAR RCAA
David Bell 2005 -35
Cristian Guzman 2005 -32
Corey Patterson 2005 -31
Neifi Perez 2005 -27
Jack Wilson 2005 -25
Royce Clayton 2005 -25
Chris Snyder 2005 -24
Tony Womack 2005 -23
Cesar Izturis 2005 -23
Jason Kendall 2005 -23
CREATED/GAME YEAR RC/G
David Bell 2005 3.4
Neifi Perez 2005 3.49
Jack Wilson 2005 3.66
Jason Kendall 2005 3.72
Angel Berroa 2005 3.76
Pedro Feliz 2005 3.85
Adrian Beltre 2005 4.14
Willy Taveras 2005 4.18
Omar Vizquel 2005 4.2
Juan Pierre 2005 4.25

Wow! Wasn’t Cory Patterson the Cubs leadoff hitter? I can’t believe Jason Kendall is on this list, but I can believe Neifi Perez is.

I’m glad Konerko staying

I’m glad Konerko is staying with the Sox and he’s getting more money. He was a key component in their championship, plus it puts the Sox in good shape for defense of their title. They already have the arms, they should be in good shape.

I am really curious as to where Zito is going. Even though he wasn’t as effective last year, he’s still a solid arm. I can’t wait until the winter meetings.

MVP

I can’t complain much about Pujols being chosen NL MVP this year, he had a
fantastic season as the Cardinals rolled into the post-season. But my choice
would have been Andruw Jones. When Chipper Jones came out of the lineup for 6
weeks due to injury, the Braves were 5 1/2 games out.. Due to several injuries,
the Braves were forced to call up several young players.  Jones took off,
being named NL player of the month for July. By the time August rolled around ,
the Braves were 5 1/2 games in front and  headed for their 14th straight
division title. The MVP is not about the best player or the best stats It is
about who is most valuable to their team.  Without Jone’s superb hitting
and leadership, the Braves would not have made the playoffs  Although
Pujols had better stats in most categories, Jones had a fine season also. 
Here are their numbers:

 

  AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS SLG
Jones  586 95 154 24 3 51 128 64 112 5 3 0.575
Pujols 591 129 195 38 2 41 117 97 65 16 2 0.609

 

  OBA OPS RC RCAA RC/G TB ISO SEC IBB HBP SF
Jones  .347 .922 112 22 6.56 337 0.312 0.43 13 15 7
Pujols .430 1.039 155 75 9.96 360 0.279 0.47 27 9 3

 

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Finally!

Finally received my Sabermetric Encyclopedia. I’ve been waiting on it for 2 weeks, first one got lost in the mail.  It’s amazing the number of queries you can run and the different stat categories.

   I just read the Mets closed on Wagner. They seem to be really loading up. I thought they were real close last year. They should be much improved with Delgado. I wish the Reds would get Delgado.  I haven’t heard of one deal they have made.

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