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More On Stats

More On Stats

The Los Angeles Dodgers have the lowest cumulative team ERA (3.54) of any of the current 30 MLB teams based upon their seasons from 1884 through 2009.  I am hopeful that Ned

"Mariano, was that you or Pimentel who farted?"

 will make the appropriate roster decisions next week and that the 2010 Dodger pitching staff will have an ERA under 4.00 for the season.  If the Dodger pitchers are able to stay healthy, then another superior pitching performance could occur over the 2010 season resulting in an ERA below 3.75.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have the 12th highest cumulative team BA (.262) of any of the current 30 MLB teams based upon their seasons from 1884 through 2009.  I am hopeful that Mattingly will make the appropriate coaching decisions during the season and that the 2010 Dodger players will have a team BA over .265 for the season.  If the Dodger position players are able to stay healthy, then another superior hitting performance could occur over the 2010 season and their team BA may reach .270.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have the 3rd highest winning percentage (.524) of any of the current 30 MLB teams based upon their seasons from 1884 through 2009. Only the Yankees (.568) and the Giants (.538) have higher percentages.  An average season for the Dodgers would therefore be 85 wins.  I am hopeful that the Dodgers will achieve at least 86 wins this year and be the NL Wild Card team.

The Los Angeles Dodgers have the 2nd most number of players in the Hall of Fame (46) of any of the current 30 MLB teams based upon their seasons from 1884 through 2009.  Only the Giants have more players who have been inducted (55).  If you assume that a HOF player played 8 years in the majors with the Dodgers, then the Dodgers have traditionally had 2.9, rounded to 3, HOF players on their team at any one time.  Hopefully the Dodgers will once again have at least 3 players rise to the top of their game and exhibit HOF years, such as, Manny, Kemp, Kershaw, etc.

Of the current 30 MLB teams the Dodgers are only the 8th oldest team.  However, they do have the 3rd most wins (10,155) and are one of only three teams with more than 10,000 wins. Hopefully, the Dodgers will not play like an old team.  However, I do NOT expect them to be in the top 3 regarding their number of wins in 2010.

Go Dodgers!! Whoever those 25 guys will be.

Posted by Ken

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Ken is a professional working in multiple disciplines who has participated in various sports from elementary school through post intercollegiate level. He may be the only athlete in intercollegiate sports history to have started as both a middle blocker on an intercollegiate volleyball team and as a hook on an intercollegiate rugby team during the same season. He has been a Dodger fan since youth and now regularly watches over 150 Dodger games per season.

2 Responses to “More On Stats”

  1. Badger says:

    What criteria is being used on that HOF stat? Do hired guns count these days? Seems to me a real Dodger hasn’t gone into the Hall in a while.

    I think the Dodgers bullpen is good enough to keep the team ERA respectable this year. I am just not as sold on the starters. I like Bills and Kershaw, but the rest don’t look like 200 inning pitcers to me, and that is only asking for 6.1 innings a start. The pen is going to play a huge roll this year, just like last year.

    So Ken, I see you have the under on 95 wins. You in for 500?

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