Following are graphs and commentary regarding the 2003 season of the San Diego Padres. Questions or comments can be sent to me at dave@baseballgraphs.com.
| Move your mouse over this graph to view the status of each team at the season's midpoint (July 1st). |
Fielding Independent Pitching is based on the following formula: (13*HR+3*BB-2*K)/IP. Defense Efficiency Ratio is (Non-catcher putouts/Batted Balls in Play), adjusted for ballpark. Circle sizes in this graph are proportional to the percent of fieldable balls successfully converted into outs by the fielders. |
The Padres' Pitching and Fielding
San Diego's fielding was actually somewhat above average (as indicated by the circle size) and their DER on ball in play was only somewhat below average. Their pitching, as indicated by FIP, was not so good. Their pitchers also did not perform in the clutch; opposing batters hit .273 against the Padres with RISP, vs. .264 overall. According to David Pinto's analysis, San Diego shortstops were among the worst in the majors. Fielding Win Shares reach the same conclusion. Padres' leaders in fielding Win Shares were Burroughs and Loretta, as well as Kotsay in the outfield. How to Read this Graph |
San Diego Padres' Win SharesPlayer Team Pos Hit Field Pitch Sum WS -------- ---- ---- ----- ----- ----- ----- --- M Loretta SD 2B 19.17 5.08 0.00 24.26 24 S Burroughs SD 3B 12.22 3.68 0.00 15.90 16 M Kotsay SD OF 10.15 3.45 0.00 13.60 14 R Klesko SD 1B 11.39 1.35 0.00 12.74 13 R White SD OF 9.87 1.19 0.00 11.06 11 R Vazquez SD SS 7.20 2.72 0.00 9.92 10 P Nevin SD 1B 8.07 0.69 0.00 8.75 9 B Lawrence SD P 0.00 0.00 7.62 7.62 8 J Peavy SD P 0.00 0.00 7.24 7.24 7 G Matthews SD OF 6.10 1.03 0.00 7.13 7 A Eaton SD P 0.00 0.00 7.05 7.05 7 X Nady SD OF 5.49 1.26 0.00 6.75 7 R Beck SD P 0.00 0.00 6.60 6.60 7 G Bennett SD C 4.34 1.65 0.00 5.99 6 B Giles SD OF 5.59 0.36 0.00 5.95 6 B Buchanan SD OF 4.74 0.58 0.00 5.32 5 S Linebrink SD P 0.28 0.00 4.13 4.41 4 M Ojeda SD C 3.67 0.47 0.00 4.13 4 L Merloni SD 3B 2.74 1.19 0.00 3.94 4 M Herges SD P 0.00 0.00 3.50 3.50 3 D Hansen SD 1B 2.82 0.40 0.00 3.22 3 M Matthews SD P 0.00 0.00 2.97 2.97 3 K Lockhart SD 2B 1.59 0.54 0.00 2.14 2 D Mendez SD SS 1.56 0.58 0.00 2.14 2 J Witasick SD P 0.00 0.00 1.84 1.84 2 B Villafuerte SD P 0.00 0.00 1.30 1.30 1 B Howard SD P 0.00 0.00 1.02 1.02 1 W Gonzalez SD C 0.79 0.08 0.12 1.00 1 L Hackman SD P 0.00 0.00 0.93 0.93 1 O Perez SD P 0.00 0.00 0.74 0.74 1 T Hoffman SD P 0.00 0.00 0.72 0.72 1 J Bay SD OF 0.51 0.10 0.00 0.61 1 K Greene SD SS 0.00 0.52 0.00 0.52 1 S Victorino SD OF 0.00 0.36 0.00 0.36 0 M Rivera SD C 0.00 0.21 0.00 0.21 0 C Nagy SD P 0.00 0.00 0.15 0.15 0 M Bynum SD P 0.12 0.00 0.00 0.12 0 K Walker SD P 0.00 0.00 0.07 0.07 0 H Quintero SD C 0.00 0.06 0.00 0.06 0 J Clark SD OF 0.00 0.01 0.00 0.01 0 T Sears SD 1B 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 C Condrey SD P 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 R Deago SD P 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 K Jarvis SD P 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 R Keisler SD P 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 C Loewer SD P 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 J Orosco SD P 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 J Roa SD P 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 D Tankersley SD P 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 B Tollberg SD P 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 |
The Padres' Individual Players
Mark Loretta was one of the biggest surprises of the year, finishing second to Marcus Giles in 2B Win Shares, and 18th overall. This says it all: no Padres pitcher had more than eight Win Shares (though Rod Beck, with seven, was one of the best stories of the year). The Padres had the least pitching Win Shares of all National League teams. Among sluggers, Ryan Klesko had only 13 Win Shares (actually, Loretta's SLG was almost as high as Klesko's). Obviously, Giles came along a little too late to contribute. And the Padres really missed Phil Nevin, who was seventh on the list with only 226 at bats. You can view all National League Win Shares data via the following links:All Players, Top to Bottom Players Ranked by Position Players Fielding WS by Position |