Dodgers Seventh in Runs Created

Los Angeles, led by Jeff Kent's 17 Runs Created, ranks seventh in the National League in RC and is first in the National League West. The Phillies top the league with 109 RC, followed by the Braves (68), Brewers (56), Mets and Marlins (54) and Astros.

Invented by Bill James, Runs Created is a very good measure of the number of runs a batter truly contributed to his team's offense. The very basic formula for RC is OBP*TB, but it has evolved into over fourteen different versions. The totals below use the most complicated version, which includes the impact of hitting well with runners in scoring position, and is adjusted for ballpark impact.

Chase Utley of the Phillies tops the league with 47 RC, followed by Miguel Cabrera (44) and Hanley Ramirez (42) of Florida. No Dodgers are in the top 10.
 NL RCAA

 LEADERS
1    Chase Utley, Phil  	47
2    Miguel Cabrera, Fla 	44
3    Hanley Ramirez, Fla	42
4    Barry Bonds, SF  	39
5    David Wright, NY  	36
T6   Prince Fielder, Mil 	35
T6   Chipper Jones, Atl 	35
8    Matt Holliday, Colo 	32
9    Albert Pujols, StL 	31
10   Derrek Lee, Chi   	30

 TEAM TOTALS
1    Phillies   	109
2    Braves     	 68 
3    Brewers        	 56   
T4   Mets       	 54   
T4   Marlins      	 54   
6    Astros         	  4   
7    Dodgers            	- 3   
8    Rockies          	- 4   
9    Cardinals          	-12   
10   Reds               	-18   
11   Padres             	-21   
12   Cubs                	-26   
T13  Giants              	-48   
T13  Nationals         	-48   
15   Pirates            	-60   
16   Diamondbacks   	-67   

  TEAM BY TEAM--

DODGERS
Jeff Kent            17
Russell Martin       10
James Loney           8
Andre Ethier          7
Luis Gonzalez         6
Wilson Betemit        5
Matt Kemp             5
Andy LaRoche          0
Delwyn Young         -1
Tony Abreu           -2
Marlon Anderson      -2
Mike Lieberthal      -3
Wilson Valdez        -3
Brady Clark          -4
Rafael Furcal        -6
Nomar Garciaparra    -7
Olmedo Saenz         -7
Ramon Martinez      -10
Juan Pierre         -16

 DIAMONDBACKS
Eric Byrnes          24
Jeff Salazar          1
Jeff Cirillo          0
Orlando Hudson        0
Donnie Sadler         0
Chad Tracy            0
Justin Upton          0

 BRAVES
Chipper Jones        35
Kelly Johnson        27
Edgar Renteria       26
Matt Diaz            13
Willie Harris        11

 CUBS
Derrek Lee           30
Aramis Ramirez       15
Alfonso Soriano      10
Daryle Ward           5
Mark DeRosa           2

 REDS
Ken Griffey Jr       22
Adam Dunn            19
Scott Hatteberg      17
Josh Hamilton        10
Jeff Keppinger        4

 ROCKIES
Matt Holliday        32
Brad Hawpe           18
Todd Helton          16
Ryan Spilborghs       5
Sean Barker           0
Willy Taveras         0

 MARLINS
Miguel Cabrera       44
Hanley Ramirez       42
Josh Willingham      15
Aaron Boone           8
Cody Ross             8

 ASTROS
Hunter Pence         19
Carlos Lee           13
Lance Berkman        12
Mike Lamb            12
Luke Scott            9

  BREWERS
Prince Fielder       35
Ryan Braun           26
Corey Hart           16
J.J. Hardy            4
Geoff Jenkins         3

 METS
David Wright         36
Jose Reyes           23
Carlos Beltran       12
Ruben Gotay           8
Ramon Castro          7

 PHILLIES
Chase Utley          47
Ryan Howard          26
Pat Burrell          23
Aaron Rowand         19
Jimmy Rollins        15

 PIRATES
Xavier Nady           5
Ryan Doumit           4
Josh Phelps           3
Jason Bay             2
Humberto Cota         0
Rajai Davis           0

 PADRES
Milton Bradley       13
Adrian Gonzalez      11
Brian Giles           6
Mike Cameron          3
Scott Hairston        3

 GIANTS
Barry Bonds          39
Randy Winn            5
Ryan Klesko           1
Nate Schierholtz      1
Mark Sweeney          1

 CARDINALS
Albert Pujols        31
Chris Duncan         22
Brendan Ryan          4
Skip Schumaker        1
So Taguchi            1

 NATIONALS
Dmitri Young         22
Cristian Guzman      11
Ronnie Belliard       2
Ryan Church           1
Brandon Watson        0

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