Ramirez Tops N.L. Runs Created Chart

The suspended Manny Ramirez tops the National League Runs Created Above Average chart; the Dodgers are first on the team chart and the pitching staff if fifth on the Runs Saved Above Average listing as reported by Lee Sinins.

Orlando Hudson rates sixth on the RCAA list with 14 points and Chad Billingsley is eighth on the pitchers RSAA chart.

The Dodgers 42 points lead the second-place Mets by 11 on the Runs Created list. In Runs Saved, Los Angeles is only a single point out of third place.

Runs Created Was invented by Bill James and is an excellent measure of the number of runs a batter truly contributed to his team's offense. The basic formula for RC is OBP*TB, but it has evolved into over fourteen different versions.

Runs Created Above Average is a stat invented and tracked by Lee Sinins, the author of the Sabermetric Baseball Encyclopedia. Lee calculates each player's Runs Created, and then compares it to the league average, given that player's number of plate appearances. Lee uses a different version of RC than we do, though the two are very similar.

Runs Saved Above Average. This stat, which is also tracked and reported by Lee Sinins, is a measure of a pitcher's effectiveness and contribution. The formula is RA/IP minus league-average RA/IP, times total innings pitched.

Team leaders are listed for all National League teams as well as those over a +4. Former Dodgers players are displayed in brackets.

   NL Runs Created Above Average

LEADERS
 1  Manny Ramirez	19
 2  Ryan Braun     	18
T3  Carlos Beltran   	17
T3  Albert Pujols  	17
T3  Chase Utley  	17
T6  Orlando Hudson 	14
T6  Adam Dunn       	14
T8  Hanley Ramirez  	12
T8  Raul Ibanez     	12
T8  Joey Votto     	12

WORST
1    Brian Giles 	-13
2    Jimmy Rollins	-12
T3   Alex Gonzalez  	-10
T3   Chris Young   	-10
T5   Cody Ross      	-9
T5   Conor Jackson  	-9
T5   Geovany Soto   	-9
T8   Ivan Rodriguez 	-8
T8   Eric Byrnes    	-8
T8   Brandon Moss    	-8
T8   Ed Encarnacion 	-8

TEAM TOTALS
 1   Dodgers 	        42
 2   Mets      	        31
 3   Nationals   	28
 4   Cardinals   	21
 5   Brewers     	19
 6   Phillies     	16
 7   Cubs         	-2
 8   Braves        	-3
 9   Rockies     	-8
T10  Padres         	-9
T10  Marlins      	-9
12   Pirates       	-12
13   Astros       	-18
14   Reds          	-21
15   Giants          	-35
16   Diamondbacks    	-38

   TEAM BY TEAM--

 DODGERS
Manny Ramirez      	19
Orlando Hudson    	14
Andre Ethier      	 5
Matt Kemp         	 5
Juan Pierre     	 4
Brad Ausmus     	 3
Juan Castro       	 2
Doug Mientkiewicz  	 0
Xavier Paul        	 0
Casey Blake              0
Mark Loretta             0
James Loney             -1
Blake Dewitt            -2
Russell Martin          -2
Rafael Furcal           -5

 DIAMONDBACKS
Felipe Lopez      	5
Justin Upton     	5

 BRAVES
Chipper Jones    	6
David Ross       	5

 CUBS
Aramis Ramirez  	8
Kosuke Fukudome    	7
Ryan Theriot       	5
(Milton Bradley        -3)

 REDS
Joey Votto      	12
Jay Bruce        	5

 ROCKIES
Brad Hawpe       	8
Seth Smith	        6

 MARLINS
Hanley Ramirez    	12
Jorge Cantu      	 8
(Cody Ross              -9)

 ASTROS
Carlos Lee         	5
Hunter Pence       	5
Jeff Keppinger     	4

BREWERS
Ryan Braun     	        18
Mike Cameron    	10
Prince Fielder   	 8
Craig Counsell   	 5

 METS
Carlos Beltran   	17
Carlos Delgado   	 6
Dan Murphy       	 5
David Wright      	 4
Fernando Tatis   	 4
(Alex Cora      	 1)
(Gary Sheffield         -2)

PHILLIES
Chase Utley      	17
Raul Ibanez     	12
Jayson Werth     	 9
(Shane Victorino   	 0)
(Miguel Cairo           -3)

 PIRATES
Freddy Sanchez     	7
Nate McLouth      	4
(Delwyn Young    	0)
(Andy LaRoche          -1)

 PADRES
Scott Hairston   	10
Adrian Gonzalez   	10
(Henry Blanco          -1)

 GIANTS
Andres Torres    	2
Fred Lewis      	2
Pablo Sandoval   	2

 CARDINALS
Albert Pujols  	        17
Ryan Ludwick     	 6
Chris Duncan       	 5
(Joe Thurston          -2)

 NATIONALS
Adam Dunn       	14
Ryan Zimmerman    	 8
Jesus Flores      	 6
Cristian Guzman   	 5

  NL Runs Saved Above Average

  LEADERS
 1    Dan Haren   	15
T2   Johnny Cueto  	14
T2   Johan Santana 	14
 4   Wandy Rodriguez	13
T5   Jair Jurrjens	10
T5   Josh Johnson  	10
 7   Aaron Harang 	 9
 8   Chad Billingsley	 8
T9   Zach Duke    	 7
T9   Doug Davis   	 7
T9   Matt Cain 	         7

WORST
1    Oliver Perez  	-14
2    Ricky Nolasco 	-10
T3   Bronson Arroyo 	 -9
T3   Yusmeiro Petit 	 -9
T3   Joe Blanton    	 -9
T3   Jamie Moyer    	 -9
T7   Mike Lincoln   	 -8
T7   Scott Olsen    	 -7
T9   Logan Kensing 	 -7
T9   James McDonald	 -7
T9   Brian Moehler  	 -7

TEAM TOTALS
 1    Reds      	24
 2    DBacks  	        17
T3   Giants       	10
T3   Cardinals    	10
 5    Dodgers         	 9
 6    Braves       	 7
 7    Mets        	 6
 8    Brewers   	 3
 9    Pirates       	 1
10   Astros      	-2
11   Rockies       	-4
12   Marlins      	-6
13   Cubs          	-12
14   Padres             -17
15   Phillies           -23
16   Nationals          -26

TEAM BY TEAM--

 DODGERS
Chad Billingsley      8
Randy Wolf            5
Jonathan Broxton      5
Ramon Troncoso        4
Jeff Weaver           3
Eric Stults           2
Ronald Belisario      2
Hiroki Kuroda         2
Will Ohman           -1
Cory Wade            -2
Scott Elbert         -2
Brent Leach          -2
Hong-Chih Kuo        -2
Guillermo Mota       -3
Clayton Kershaw      -3
James McDonald       -7

 DIAMONDBACKS
Dan Haren       	15
Doug Davis       	 7
Tony Pena        	 6
Max Scherzer       	 4
Scott Schoeneweis   	 3
Juan Gutierrez       	 3
Chad Qualls         	 3
Jon Garland         	 3

 BRAVES
Jair Jurrjens  	        10
Rafael Soriano   	 5
Jeff Bennett    	 4
(Derek Lowe     	 2)
(Buddy Carlyle          -1)

 CUBS
Ted Lilly        	5
Randy Wells     	2
Luis Vizcaino     	2

 REDS
Johnny Cueto      	14
Aaron Harang     	 9
Arthur Rhodes     	 6
Edinson Volquez   	 5
Nick Masset     	 5

 ROCKIES
Jorge De La Rosa   	4
Jason Marquis       	3
Jason Grilli       	3

 MARLINS
Josh Johnson     	10
Renyel Pinto             5
Chris Volstad            5
Kiko Calero              5
(Cody Ross       	0)

 ASTROS
Wandy Rodriguez    	13
Chris Sampson       	 5
(Wesley Wright          -4)

 BREWERS
Yovani Gallardo         6
Mark DiFelice           5

 METS
Johan Santana     	14
Brian Stokes     	 6
Bobby Parnell    	 4
(Pedro Feliciano         1)

 PHILLIES
Clay Condrey    	5
J.A. Happ         	4
(Chan Ho Park  	       -6)

 PIRATES
Zach Duke       	7
Jesse Chavez  	        3

 PADRES
Heath Bell      	5
(Duaner Sanchez	       -3)

 GIANTS
Matt Cain       	7
Tim Lincecum    	5

 CARDINALS
Ryan Franklin     	6
Chris Carpenter  	5
(Dennys Reyes    	0)

 NATIONALS
Joe Beimel        	3
(Joel Hanrahan	       -3)

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