Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Inherited Runners Stranded

SoSG reader Tim Bozzone from Hillsborough, NJ, thinks inherited runner statistics might be underrated:

Recently a lot has been talked about the Dodgers Relief Pitchers, and I thought this might interest you. I have been researching why no major stats sites have the Inherited Runners and Inherited Runners Stranded Percentage as major Relief Pitcher stats. I can find no place that shows those stats, just on ESPN.com on the specific players page, and that is without percentages. Furthermore I didn't even know what was great and what was just "okay."

So Tim went ahead and crunched the numbers himself. Here's how the Dodgers are faring:

player IR IS RST RST%
Ramon Troncoso
19
3
16
84.21%
Brent Leach
15
3
12
80.00%
Ronald Belisario
22
5
17
77.27%
Will Ohman*
17
4
13
76.47%
Guillermo Mota
15
7
8
53.33%
Hong-Chih Kuo*
1
0
1
100%
James McDonald
1
0
1
100%
Jonathan Broxton
9
2
7
77.78%
Cory Wade
9
2
7
77.78%
Jeff Weaver
8
3
5
62.50%
Scott Elbert**
5
3
2
40.00%

    IR: inherited runners
    IS: inherited runners scored
    RST: inherited runners stranded
    RST%: inherited runners stranded percentage
    Players in red have inherited a minimum of 10 runners.
    *currently on DL
    **currently in minors

So how do the Dodger relievers stack up against the rest of the majors? Tim crunched those numbers too:

player team IR IS RST RST%
Julian Tavarez WSH
17
1
16
94.12%
Neal Cotts CHC
14
1
13
92.86%
Kip Wells WSH
14
1
13
92.86%
Alberto Arias HOU
13
1
12
92.31%
Jesse Carlson TOR
11
1
10
90.91%
Seth McClung MIL
10
1
9
90.00%
Kyle McClellan STL
10
1
9
90.00%
Rafael Betancourt CLE
16
2
14
87.50%
Brian Wilson SF
16
2
14
87.50%
Mitch Stetter MIL
31
4
27
87.10%

Good job and thanks, Tim! Maybe we can get the media to pay more attention to inherited runner statistics. After all, if State Farm can sponsor insurance runs, why can't some law firm sponsor the inheritance of runners?

6 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

More proof that Mota stinks this year.

Nic j said...

That's the reason why I didn't like Joe biemel last year he would come in and let his IR score and then get his outs. I really have always thought that ERA is a misleading stat for relief pitchers. Thanks for the info!

Side note, ohman has looked alot better in his aaa appearances so let's hope his early season troubles was a case of a late start.

Neeebs said...

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nathan said...

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I'm interested in what you guys think of this blog

Nic j said...

haha, dont expect to get invited to any blogger nights at dodger stadium.

i have a feeling thats why firenedcollettinow.com changed names.

Aaron Alamary said...

I am so happy you did some research on this. I hate looking at a guy's ERA and determing his success rate just based on that. WHIP + Inherited Runners Stranded REALLY tells you how a relief guy is doing.