Furcal Fourth in N.L. Runs Created

Shortstop Rafael Furcal, who may come off the disabled list soon, is the only Los Angeles player in the top 10 on the National League Runs Created Above Average charts. No Dodger pitchers broke into the top 10.

Furcal's 20 points above average puts him in a tie for fifth place behind Lance Berkman of Houston, Chipper Jones of Atlanta, Albert Pujols of St. Louis and Chase Utley of Philadelphia and in a tie with Dan Uggla.

Runs Created Above Average is a method of rating players against the league average.

The Dodgers are 10th in the team standings.

Behind Furcal are Blake DeWitt (10), Russell Martin (7) and Andre Ethier (6), all above the league average. Andrew Jones is tied for fourth on the list of worst rated players.

The top four players of every team in the league are listed, along with former Dodgers whose names are inclosed in [brackets].
  Runs Created Above Average

 Leaders
1    Lance Berkman                44   
2    Chipper Jones                30   
3    Albert Pujols                27   
4    Chase Utley                  21   
T5   Rafael Furcal                20   
T5   Dan Uggla                    20
   
T7   Ryan Ludwick                 19   
T7   Nate McLouth                 19   
T7   Geovany Soto                 19   
10   Pat Burrell                  16   

 Worst
 1   Troy Tulowitzki             -15   
 2   Austin Kearns               -13   
 3   Eugenio Velez               -12   
T4   Eric Byrnes                 -11   
T4   Andruw Jones                -11   
T4   Bill Hall                   -11   
T4   Yorvit Torrealba            -11   
T4   Lastings Milledge           -11   
T4   Michael Bourn               -11
   
T10  Pedro Feliz                 -10   
T10  Khalil Greene               -10   
T10  Brian Bocock                -10  

 Team Totals
1    Cubs                         34   
2    Cardinals                    32   
3    Braves                       25   
T4   Marlins                      17   
T4   Astros                       17
   
6    Phillies                     14   
7    Mets                         12   
8    Diamondbacks                  6   
9    Pirates                       3   
10   Dodgers                       2
   
11   Reds                          0   
12   Rockies                     -22   
13   Brewers                     -28   
14   Padres                      -29   
15   Giants                      -30   
16   Nationals                   -42   

  Team by Team--

 DODGERS
Rafael Furcal        20
Blake Dewitt         10
Russell Martin        7
Andre Ethier          6
Luis Maza             1
Matt Kemp            -1
Gary Bennett         -1
Delwyn Young         -1
Juan Pierre          -2
Nomar Garciaparra    -3
Mark Sweeney         -4
James Loney          -5
Chin-Lung Hu         -7
Jeff Kent            -7
Andruw Jones        -11

 DIAMONDBACKS
Justin Upton         10
Conor Jackson         8
Stephen Drew          3
Chris Young           2
Miguel Montero        2
Augie Ojeda           2
Orlando Hudson        2

 BRAVES
Chipper Jones        30
Brian McCann         11
Gregor Blanco         3
Kelly Johnson         3

 CUBS
Geovany Soto         19
Alfonso Soriano       6
Aramis Ramirez        6
Kosuke Fukudome       6
[Daryle Ward         1]
[Henry Blanco       -1]

 REDS
Jerry Hairston Jr.    4
Brandon Phillips      4
Joey Votto            3
Adam Dunn             3
Paul Bako             3
[David Ross          0]
[Juan Castro        -2]

 ROCKIES
Matt Holliday        11
Clint Barmes          6
Garrett Atkins        5
Chris Iannetta        4

 MARLINS
Dan Uggla            20
Hanley Ramirez       13
Josh Willingham      12
Mike Jacobs           3
[Luis Gonzalez      -1]
[Cody Ross          -6]

 ASTROS
Lance Berkman        44
Miguel Tejada         8
Carlos Lee            6
Kaz Matsui            4
[David Newhan        0]

 BREWERS
Ryan Braun            3
Prince Fielder        3
Mike Rivera           1
Gabe Kapler           0
[Craig Counsell     -1]

 METS
David Wright         11
Ryan Church          10
Carlos Beltran        6
Angel Pagan           2
[Fernando Tatis      1]
[Marlon Anderson    -2]

 PHILLIES
Chase Utley          21
Pat Burrell          16
Jayson Werth         10
Chris Coste           6
Jimmy Rollins         6
[Shane Victorino    -6]

 PIRATES
Nate McLouth         19
Jason Bay            12
Xavier Nady          10
Ryan Doumit           9

 PADRES
Brian Giles           8
Adrian Gonzalez       4
Edgar Gonzalez        1
Jody Gerut            1

 GIANTS
Aaron Rowand         11
Fred Lewis            4
Omar Vizquel          2
Ray Durham            0
[Dave Roberts       -3]

 CARDINALS
Albert Pujols        27
Ryan Ludwick         19
Rick Ankiel           5
Troy Glaus            3
[Cesar Izturis      -4]

 NATIONALS
Jesus Flores          6
Aaron Boone           6
Nick Johnson          6
Dmitri Young          1
Wil Nieves            1
[Paul Lo Duca       -4]
On the pitching side of the ledger, or Runs Saved Above Average, the Dodgers have no players listed at the top or bottom of the league.

Chan Ho Park (7), Chan Ho Park (6), Joe Beimel (5), Takashi Saito (4) and Hiroki Kuroda and Cory Wade (3 each) rank above the league average.

As a team they rank fourth in the league, along with the Cubs (40), Diamondbacks (40), and Braves (26), the only teams above average as a staff.
 Runs Saved Above Average

 Leaders
T1   Edinson Volquez              17   
T1   Carlos Zambrano              17   
3    Ryan Dempster                15   
T4   Brandon Webb                 14   
T4   Tim Lincecum                 14 
  
6    Aaron Cook                   12   
T7   Scott Olsen                  10   
T7   Cole Hamels                  10   
T9   Jair Jurrjens                 9   
T9   Renyel Pinto                  9   
T9   Dan Haren                     9   
T9   Carlos Marmol                 9   

 Worst
1    Brad Hennessey              -16   
2    Matt Morris                 -14   
3    Josh Fogg                   -13   
4    Tom Gorzelanny              -12   
5    Mark Redman                 -11 
  
T6   Brett Myers                 -10   
T6   Chuck James                 -10   
T6   Matt Chico                  -10   
T6   Bronson Arroyo              -10   
T6   Barry Zito                  -10   
T6   Chris Sampson               -10   

 Team Totals
1    Cubs                         43   
2    Diamondbacks                 40   
3    Braves                       26   
4    Dodgers                      10   
5    Phillies                      8 
  
6    Marlins                       3   
7    Mets                          1   
8    Cardinals                    -1   
9    Giants                       -5   
10   Rockies                      -6 
  
11   Astros                       -7   
T12  Brewers                     -17   
T12  Reds                        -17   
14   Nationals                   -24   
15   Padres                      -26   
16   Pirates                     -42   

  Team by Team

 DODGERS
Chan Ho Park          7
Hong-Chih Kuo         6
Joe Beimel            5
Takashi Saito         4
Cory Wade             3
Hiroki Kuroda         3
Chad Billingsley      0
Yhency Brazoban       0
Scott Proctor        -2
Derek Lowe           -2
Jonathan Broxton     -2
Ramon Troncoso       -3
Esteban Loaiza       -4
Brad Penny           -5

 DIAMONDBACKS
Brandon Webb         14
Danny Haren           9
Brandon Lyon          6
Max Scherzer          5

 BRAVES
Jair Jurrjens         9
Tim Hudson            8
John Smoltz           7
Jorge Campillo        7
[Buddy Carlyle       1]

 CUBS
Carlos Zambrano      17
Ryan Dempster        15
Carlos Marmol         9
Michael Wuertz        4
[Ted Lilly          -3]

 REDS
Edinson Volquez      17
Aaron Harang          8
Francisco Cordero     4
Jeremy Affeldt        3

 ROCKIES
Aaron Cook           12
Taylor Buchholz       7
Matt Herges           6
Brian Fuentes         5
Kip Wells             5

 MARLINS
Scott Olsen          10
Renyel Pinto          9
Kevin Gregg           4
Doug Waechter         4
Logan Kensing         4
[Mark Hendrickson    3]

 ASTROS
Geoff Geary           6
Tim Byrdak            5
Wandy Rodriguez       5
Doug Brocail          3
[Wesley Wright       0]

 BREWERS
Ben Sheets            6
Salomon Torres        5
Yovani Gallardo       5
Brian Shouse          2
[Guillermo Mota      1]
[Eric Gagne         -4]

 METS
Billy Wagner          7
John Maine            6
Johan Santana         4
Joe Smith             3
Pedro Feliciano       3
[Pedro Martinez     -3]

 PHILLIES
Cole Hamels          10
Chad Durbin           8
Brad Lidge            7
Rudy Seanez           5

 PIRATES
John Grabow           5
Matt Capps            3
Tyler Yates           1
Phil Dumatrait        0
[Franquelis Osoria  -4]

 PADRES
Jake Peavy            5
Heath Bell            4
Wilfredo Ledezma      3
Cla Meredith          2
[Greg Maddux        -2]
[Randy Wolf         -8]

 GIANTS
Tim Lincecum         14
Keiichi Yabu          6
Merkin Valdez         4
Vinnie Chulk          3

 CARDINALS
Ryan Franklin         6
Todd Wellemeyer       5
Adam Wainwright       5
Kyle McClellan        3

 NATIONALS
Jon Rauch             3
Tim Redding           3
Jesus Colome          2
Chad Cordero          1
Chris Schroder        1
John Lannan           1


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