Dodgers Hitters Ninth, Pitchers Fifth

In an attempt to quantify the National League batters (runs created) and pitchers (runs saved) by their ranking above league average, it can be seen that the Dodgers pitching staff, ranking fifth in the league is holding its own while the batters are in ninth place but topping their division.

In NL Runs Created Above Average, as can be seen, the Dodgers are ranked ninth in the National Lague but first in the National League West. We have only listed the top five players on each team other than the Dodgers.
LEADERS
 1--Lance Berkman	52
 2--Albert Pujols 	49
 3--Chipper Jones 	47
 4--Hanley Ramirez  	38
 5--Pat Burrell     	35
 6--Chase Utley     	34
 7--Jason Bay         	33
 8--Matt Holliday    	32
 9--Dan Uggla       	29
10--Nate McLouth     	27

WORST
T1--Freddy Sanchez    	-24
T1--Michael Bourn  	-24
 3--Jeff Francoeur  	-23
T4--Felipe Lopez   	-19
T4--Troy Tulowitzki 	-19
T4--Omar Vizquel    	-19
T4--Wily Mo Pena    	-19
T4--Chris Young     	-19
T4--Khalil Greene   	-19
10-- Carlos Ruiz   	-17

TEAM TOTALS
 1--Cardinals      	71
 2--Phillies        	63
 3--Pirates         	57
 4--Marlins       	50
T5--Cubs           	45
T5--Mets           	45
 7--Brewers      	37
 8--Reds            	14
 9--Dodgers           	-4
10--Braves          	-20
11--Padres            	-29
12--Rockies        	-34
13--Astros          	-44
14--Giants           	-67
15--Diamondbacks     	-68
16--Nationals      	-102

  TEAM BY TEAM--

DODGERS
Rafael Furcal        22
Russell Martin       17
Andre Ethier         13
Matt Kemp             7
James Loney           3
Blake Dewitt          0
Nomar Garciaparra    -1
Jason Repko          -1
Terry Tiffee         -1
Gary Bennett         -1
Delwyn Young         -1
Juan Pierre          -2
Danny Ardoin         -2
Andy LaRoche         -3
Jeff Kent            -6
Luis Maza            -7
Angel Berroa         -8
Mark Sweeney         -8
Chin-Lung Hu        -12
Andruw Jones        -13

DIAMONDBACKS
Conor Jackson         9
Mark Reynolds         3
Chad Tracy            1
Orlando Hudson       -1
Emilio Bonifacio     -1
Justin Upton         -1

BRAVES
Chipper Jones        47
Brian McCann         18
Mark Teixeira         7
Josh Anderson         1

CUBS
Aramis Ramirez       16
Geovany Soto         13
Derrek Lee            8
Mark DeRosa           8
Jim Edmonds           7
Alfonso Soriano       7

REDS
Adam Dunn            22
Jerry Hairston Jr.   15
Joey Votto            9
Edwin Encarnacion     8
Brandon Phillips      5

ROCKIES
Matt Holliday        32
Ryan Spilborghs      13
Chris Iannetta        8
Brad Hawpe            5
Todd Helton           1

MARLINS
Hanley Ramirez       38
Dan Uggla            29
Josh Willingham      10
Cody Ross             7
Jorge Cantu           7

ASTROS
Lance Berkman        52
Carlos Lee           16
Ty Wigginton          4
Tomas Perez          -2
David Newhan         -2
Darin Erstad         -2
Reggie Abercrombie   -2

BREWERS
Prince Fielder       12
Ryan Braun           12
Corey Hart           10
Gabe Kapler           8
J.J. Hardy            7
Russell Branyan       7

METS
David Wright         21
Jose Reyes           20
Carlos Beltran       18
Ryan Church          13
Carlos Delgado        4

PHILLIES
Pat Burrell          35
Chase Utley          34
Jayson Werth         11
Ryan Howard           6
Jimmy Rollins         6

PIRATES
Jason Bay            33
Nate McLouth         27
Xavier Nady          22
Ryan Doumit          20
Adam LaRoche          4

PADRES
Brian Giles          13
Adrian Gonzalez       9
Scott Hairston        6
Jody Gerut            3
Chase Headley         2
Kevin Kouzmanoff      2

GIANTS
Ray Durham            7
Fred Lewis            6
Randy Winn            5
Ivan Ochoa            1
Aaron Rowand          1
Travis Denker         1

CARDINALS
Albert Pujols        49
Ryan Ludwick         25
Troy Glaus           14
Rick Ankiel          14
Skip Schumaker        5

NATIONALS
Nick Johnson          6
Elijah Dukes          3
Cristian Guzman       2
Ron Belliard          1
Dmitri Young          1
NL Runs Scored Above Average It is obvious from the team charts that the Dodgers pitching is a team effort, with no outstanding single individual. Los Angeles is fifth, but trails the Arizona pitching staff, Again, we have incuded only the top five members of each staff.

LEADERS
 1--Dan Haren  	28
 2--Tim Lincecum  	26
 3--Carlos Zambrano 	24
 4--Edinson Volquez	23
 5--Tim Hudson      	22
T6--Jair Jurrjens   	21
T6--Brandon Webb    	21
 8--Ryan Dempster    	19
T9--Ben Sheets       	17
T9--Cole Hamels     	17

WORST
 1--Tom Gorzelanny  	-26
 2--Mark Hendrickson	-24
T3-Ian Snell       	-22
T3-Bronson Arroyo   	-22
 5--Brad Penny     	-20
T6-Andrew Miller     	-18
T6-Brett Myers      	-18
T8-Adam Eaton      	-17
T8-Josh Fogg         	-17
T8-Jorge de la Rosa  	-17

TEAM TOTALS
 1--Braves            	94 
T2-Cubs            	72 
T2-Diamondbacks     	72 
 4--Phillies        	30 
 5--Dodgers        	16 
 6--Giants           	10 
 7--Astros           	7 
T8-Brewers         	2 
T8-Mets             	2 
10-Cardinals       	-8 
11-Nationals        	-16 
12-Padres             	-28   
13-Rockies          	-31 
14-Reds             	-37 
15-Marlins            	-62   
16-Pirates          	-130 

 TEAM BY TEAM--

DODGERS
Hong-Chih Kuo        13
Chan Ho Park          9
Takashi Saito         8
Chad Billingsley      7
Joe Beimel            7
Cory Wade             5
Hiroki Kuroda         5
Eric Stults           4
Jonathan Broxton      2
Derek Lowe            0
Yhency Brazoban      -1
Ramon Troncoso       -2
Brian Falkenborg     -2
Clayton Kershaw      -3
Esteban Loaiza       -5
Scott Proctor       -11
Brad Penny          -20

DIAMONDBACKS
Danny Haren          28
Brandon Webb         21
Brandon Lyon          9
Doug Davis            7
Max Scherzer          6

BRAVES
Tim Hudson           22
Jair Jurrjens        21
Jorge Campillo       15
Buddy Carlyle        10
Will Ohman            8

CUBS
Carlos Zambrano      24
Ryan Dempster        19
Kerry Wood            8
Jon Lieber            6
Michael Wuertz        5

REDS
Edinson Volquez      23
Jared Burton         10
Francisco Cordero     8
Bill Bray             4
Dave Weathers         2

ROCKIES
Aaron Cook           16
Taylor Buchholz      14
Matt Herges           5
Kip Wells             5
Ubaldo Jimenez        5
Brian Fuentes         5

MARLINS
Kevin Gregg           7
Renyel Pinto          6
Joe Nelson            6
Chris Volstad         4
Doug Waechter         4
Scott Olsen           4
Ricky Nolasco         4

ASTROS
Geoff Geary          10
Tim Byrdak           10
Wandy Rodriguez       9
Jose Valverde         4
Doug Brocail          4

BREWERS
Ben Sheets           17
Brian Shouse          8
Salomon Torres        7
Manny Parra           5
Yovani Gallardo       5

METS
Johan Santana        16
Billy Wagner          7
Scott Schoeneweis     5
Joe Smith             4
Mike Pelfrey          4
Pedro Feliciano       4

PHILLIES
Cole Hamels          17
Chad Durbin          14
Brad Lidge           14
J.C. Romero           8
Ryan Madson           8

PIRATES
Matt Capps            3
Damaso Marte          3
John Grabow           3
Ty Taubenheim         1

PADRES
Jake Peavy           15
Heath Bell           10
Mike Adams            5
Josh Banks            4
Shawn Estes           2

GIANTS
Tim Lincecum         26
Keiichi Yabu          6
Alex Hinshaw          5
Merkin Valdez         5
Jonathan Sanchez      5
Jack Taschner         5

CARDINALS
Adam Wainwright      10
Kyle Lohse            9
Kyle McClellan        7
Russ Springer         6

NATIONALS
John Lannan          10
Jon Rauch             7
Saul Rivera           5
Odalis Perez          5
Tim Redding           5

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