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Spring~Fields
08-03-2008, 08:39 PM
Does Jocketty need to upgrade his first four position batters?
How ? Minors, trade, free agent ?

The Reds on base percentage for each of the first four batting positions are below league averages
#1 batting position is fourteenth out of 16 in the league
#2 batting position is twelfth out of 16 in the league
#3 batting position is twelfth out of 16 in the league
#4 batting position is fifteenth out of 16 in the league
#5, #6, #7, and #8 batting positions are each above the National league averages for on base percentage
#5, #6, # 7 positions have a higher OPS than each of the #1, #2, #3, and #4 batting positions that receive the highest amount of plate appearances and at bats.

They have the worst runs scored, runs allowed differential in their division RS 486 RA 561 DIFF -75

The Reds are:
Next to last in runs in their division
Eleventh in the league in runs
Below league averages for runs
Below league averages for hits
Fifteenth out of 16 teams in hits in the league.
Last in their division in hits.

Fifth in the league in walks


2008 Team OBP By Batting Position
#1 Position #2 Position #3 Position
TEAM OBP SLG OPS TEAM OBP SLG OPS TEAM OBP SLG OPS
NY Mets .369 .494 .862 NY Mets .365 .397 .762 Atlanta .431 .553 .984
Florida .358 .515 .873 Chicago Cubs .363 .361 .724 St. Louis .427 .565 .992
San Diego .358 .501 .859 LA Dodgers .357 .420 .776 Colorado .425 .539 .964
LA Dodgers .358 .418 .776 Houston .352 .391 .743 NY Mets .384 .503 .888
St. Louis .354 .399 .753 St. Louis .351 .472 .822 Philadelphia .379 .564 .943
Atlanta .353 .370 .722 Philadelphia .329 .420 .749 San Diego .374 .435 .809
Philadelphia .349 .458 .807 Washington .327 .397 .724 Houston .361 .450 .811
Milwaukee .342 .400 .742 Milwaukee .323 .489 .812 San Fran .361 .395 .756
Chicago Cub .338 .462 .800 San Diego .322 .375 .697 Chicago Cubs .360 .492 .853
Pittsburgh .337 .468 .805 Atlanta .319 .337 .656 Arizona .356 .453 .809
Washington .330 .410 .740 Florida .316 .426 .742 Milwaukee .350 .573 .923
San Fran .328 .415 .743 Cincinnati .315 .374 .689 Cincinnati .338 .412 .750
Colorado .318 .346 .665 San Francis .314 .380 .694 Pittsburgh .335 .416 .751
Cincinnati .313 .379 .692 Arizona .312 .425 .737 Florida .331 .469 .801
Arizona .298 .362 .660 Colorado .301 .385 .686 LA Dodgers .320 .382 .703
Houston .271 .328 .599 Pittsburgh .298 .412 .710 Washington .318 .424 .742

LEAGUE AVERAGES
American .341 .397 .738 American .328 .396 .724 American .347 .431 .778
National .336 .420 .756 National .329 .404 .733 National .366 .477 .842
Major .338 .409 .748 Major .329 .400 .729 Major .357 .455 .812

#4 Position #5 Position #6 Position
TEAM OBP SLG OPS TEAM OBP SLG OPS TEAM OBP SLG OPS
Houston .424 .641 1.065 Cincinnati .388 .535 .923 Pittsburgh .365 .450 .815
Atlanta .387 .504 .891 Chi Cubs .382 .502 .884 Chi Cubs .363 .427 .789
Chi Cubs .384 .501 .885 Philadelphia .380 .554 .935 Florida .361 .516 .877
Colorado .381 .486 .867 St. Louis .375 .513 .887 Colorado .354 .459 .813
Pittsburgh .372 .542 .914 LA Dodgers .359 .433 .792 NY Mets .350 .425 .775
NY Mets .365 .485 .849 Pittsburgh .358 .490 .847 St. Louis .340 .350 .690
Milwaukee .362 .530 .892 Colorado .355 .485 .840 LA Dodgers .339 .414 .752
Washington .361 .404 .765 Arizona .341 .470 .811 Cincinnati .333 .479 .813
St. Louis .358 .517 .875 Florida .340 .535 .875 San Francisco .329 .456 .785
Arizona .356 .444 .801 Atlanta .336 .472 .808 Atlanta .326 .421 .747
San Diego .343 .483 .826 San Fran .332 .411 .743 Milwaukee .320 .457 .777
Philadelphia .338 .505 .843 Washington .325 .329 .655 Philadelphia .306 .403 .709
Florida .336 .463 .799 NY Mets .320 .425 .745 Houston .305 .460 .765
LA Dodgers .333 .441 .774 Houston .309 .469 .778 San Diego .291 .364 .655
Cincinnati .326 .440 .766 San Diego .301 .388 .689 Arizona .286 .394 .680
San Fran .319 .401 .720 Milwaukee .294 .466 .761 Washington .280 .308 .587

LEAGUE AVERAGES
American .357 .470 .827 American .334 .436 .769 American .337 .441 .778
National .359 .487 .846 National .343 .467 .811 National .328 .424 .752
Major .358 .479 .837 Major .339 .453 .791 Major .332 .432 .764

#7 Position #8 Position
TEAM OBP SLG OPS TEAM OBP SLG OPS
Chicago Cubs .388 .507 .895 Washington .361 .394 .755
Arizona .366 .530 .896 Colorado .349 .436 .786
Cincinnati .356 .459 .815 Chicago Cubs .344 .423 .767
Houston .354 .415 .769 Arizona .339 .357 .696
St. Louis .345 .379 .723 NY Mets .323 .319 .642
Milwaukee .344 .396 .740 Philadelphia .318 .365 .683
Atlanta .333 .421 .754 Florida .317 .359 .676
NY Mets .333 .400 .733 Cincinnati .315 .353 .668
Pittsburgh .330 .402 .732 Atlanta .312 .342 .653
Colorado .321 .429 .750 LA Dodgers .305 .301 .606
Philadelphia .315 .425 .740 Pittsburgh .297 .326 .623
San Fran .311 .371 .682 San Diego .291 .296 .587
Florida .298 .395 .692 San Fran .290 .270 .560
LA Dodgers .284 .353 .637 Milwaukee .275 .263 .539
San Diego .282 .364 .646 Houston .275 .296 .571
Washington .265 .303 .567 St. Louis .247 .299 .546

LEAGUE AVERAGES
American .323 .408 .731 American .322 .392 .713
National .327 .409 .736 National .310 .337 .647
Major .325 .409 .733 Major .315 .363 .678

Team 2008 Hits Team2008 Runs Team 2008 Walks
St. Louis 1082 Chicago Cubs 585 Chicago Cubs 440
Chi Cubs 1079 Philadelphia 551 St. Louis 427
Colorado 1040 NY Mets 539 NY Mets 424
NY Mets 1026 St. Louis 538 Atlanta 419
Pittsburgh 1015 Pittsburgh 537 Cincinnati 402
Atlanta 1007 Florida 533 Philadelphia 397
Houston 977 Colorado 520 Colorado 386
Philadelphia 974 Milwaukee 518 Arizona 379
Milwaukee 962 Atlanta 495 Florida 358
Florida 962 Arizona 495 Milwaukee 357
LA Dodgers 946 Cincinnati 484 Washington 356
San Francisco 945 Houston 478 San Diego 350
San Diego 938 LA Dodgers 455 LA Dodgers 338
Arizona 930 San Francisco 424 Pittsburgh 336
Cincinnati 929 San Diego 416 Houston 320
Washington 898 Washington 413 San Francisco 309


LEAGUE AVERAGES
American 1002 American 515 American League 365
National 982 National 499 National League 375
Major 991 Major 506 Major League 370

OnBaseMachine
08-03-2008, 09:01 PM
Yes, and then he needs to explain to Dusty Baker how to fill out a lineup card. Dusty bats his low OBP guys 1-4 and his top guys 5-7. He finally seems to be figuring our that Votto should bat second and Bruce third. Now if he can just get Phillips out of the cleanup spot.