October 29, 2009 at 3:43 pm by Capitol Avenue Club under Stat Leaders
Here are the final Stinginess Ranks standings of 2009:
|4.||New York Yankees|
|t-20.||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|23.||Chicago White Sox|
|24.||New York Mets|
|29.||Los Angeles Angels|
I’m surprised by very little. LAA being next to last surprises me a bit. But they run a lot and in turn, make a lot of outs on the base paths. San Francisco wasn’t even close to 29th, by the way. The inefficiency metric I calculate to compute these rankings was, for the Giants, 25% more than the 29th ranked team. They were god awful in 2009, shouldn’t have been close to a playoff berth. Kansas City really shot up these rankings. They were 29th in my first and 2nd installment of this series, but they’re tied for 15th, now.
Boston, despite ranking 28th in defensive efficiency, made virtually zero outs on the base paths (they ranked 4th in my base running efficiency metric) and was 2nd in MLB in OBP, so they’re a pretty stingy team (#3). They could certainly stand to perform better on defense, though.
Atlanta ranked 11th in OBP, 21st in defensive efficiency, and 20th in base running efficiency. Their ranking of 14 overall is up from 26th in the first installment and 20th in the 2nd installment. They really did get better as the season went on.
Despite having a manager constantly being accused of “over-managing”, the Yankees ranked 4th. Has a lot to do with their .362 team OBP (beyond ridiculous). They were also top-half in both DE and BRE.
I’d say these rankings have been a success. While they’re not particularly useful beyond entertainment, they do tell us something and they are fun. I’ll continue to do them next year.