Dodgers Second, Third in RCAA, RSAA Ratings

The Dodgers are second in Runs Created Above Average and third in Runs Saved Above Average in the National League as the regular season draws to a close. Manny Ramirez is tied for eighth and Matt Kemp is tied for 10th in RCAA

No Dodger pitcher is in the top 10 on the Runs Saved Above Average but the overall team strength keeps them in third place. Clayton Kershaw, Ronald Belisario, Randy Wolf, Jonathan Broxton and Ramon Troncoso are all above the 10 run mark.

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 shown with a *.

NL Runs Created Above Average LEADERS 1   Albert Pujols                88   2   Prince Fielder               61   3   Chase Utley                  57   4   Hanley Ramirez               53   T5   Adam Dunn                    47   T5   Ryan Braun                   47   7   Adrian Gonzalez              44   T8   Derrek Lee                   37   T8   Manny Ramirez                37   T10  Matt Kemp                    34   T10  Joey Votto                   34   WORST 1   Edgar Renteria              -29   2   Emilio Bonifacio            -28   3   Willy Taveras               -26   4   Clint Barmes                -25   5   Garrett Atkins              -23   6   Jason Kendall               -20   T7   Alex Gonzalez               -19   T7   Aaron Miles                 -19   9   J.J. Hardy                  -18   T10  Ivan Rodriguez              -17   T10  Bengie Molina               -17   T10  Gerardo Parra               -17   T10  Eric Byrnes                 -17   TEAM TOTALS 1    Phillies                    100   2    Dodgers                      97   3    Brewers                      77   4    Cardinals                    65   5    Braves                       52   6    Nationals                    25   7    Marlins                      10   8    Padres                       -2   9    Rockies                      -9   10   Mets                        -12   11   Astros                      -15   12   Diamondbacks                -59   13   Cubs                        -62   14   Pirates                     -66   15   Reds                        -85   16   Giants                     -115   TEAM BY TEAM-- DODGERS Manny Ramirez        37 Matt Kemp            34 Andre Ethier         29 Casey Blake          17 Orlando Hudson        8 Juan Pierre           6 James Loney           6 Ron Belliard          3 Mitch Jones           0 Jason Repko           0 Brad Ausmus           0 Doug Mientkiewicz     0 Tony Abreu            0 A.J. Ellis           -1 Jim Thome            -1 Xavier Paul          -1 Juan Castro          -1 Jamie Hoffmann       -3 Blake Dewitt         -4 Russell Martin      -10 Rafael Furcal       -11 Mark Loretta        -11 DIAMONDBACKS Justin Upton         28 Mark Reynolds        25 Miguel Montero        8 Ryan Roberts          4 BRAVES Adam LaRoche         26 Matt Diaz            19 Chipper Jones        18 Brian McCann         14 Yunel Escobar        13 Nate McLouth         10 David Ross            7 CUBS Derrek Lee           37 Aramis Ramirez       14 Jeff Baker            REDS Joey Votto           34 Jonny Gomes           8 ROCKIES Todd Helton          24 Seth Smith           18 Brad Hawpe           14 Troy Tulowitzki      11 Carlos Gonzalez       7 Jason Giambi          5 MARLINS Hanley Ramirez       53 Chris Coghlan        16 Nick Johnson          8 Dan Uggla             7 ASTROS Lance Berkman        29 Carlos Lee           19 Michael Bourn        19 Hunter Pence          8 BREWERS Prince Fielder       61 Ryan Braun           47 Felipe Lopez         14 Casey McGehee        13 Mike Cameron          8 Rickie Weeks          7 METS Carlos Beltran       26 David Wright         25 Jeff Francoeur        8 *Gary Sheffield       7 Carlos Delgado        6 Angel Pagan           6 PHILLIES Chase Utley          57 Ryan Howard          31 *Jayson Werth        30 *Shane Victorino     19 Raul Ibanez          19 PIRATES Garrett Jones        21 Andrew McCutchen     11 Nate McLouth          6 PADRES Adrian Gonzalez      44 Scott Hairston       14 Will Venable          8 Everth Cabrera        7 Kyle Blanks           7 GIANTS Pablo Sandoval       31 Juan Uribe            4 CARDINALS Albert Pujols        88 Matt Holliday        25 Ryan Ludwick         10 Skip Schumaker       10 Julio Lugo            6 NATIONALS Adam Dunn            47 Josh Willingham      24 Ryan Zimmerman       20 Nick Johnson         11 Nyjer Morgan          9 Ian Desmond           5 Jesus Flores          5 NL Runs Saved Above Average LEADERS 1   Tim Lincecum                 48   2   Dan Haren                    43   3   Matt Cain                    37   T4   Chris Carpenter              33   T4   Adam Wainwright              33   6   Josh Johnson                 32   7   Ted Lilly                    28   8   Jair Jurrjens                27   9   Wandy Rodriguez              26   T10  Ubaldo Jimenez               25   T10  Javier Vazquez               25   T10  J.A. Happ                     25   WORST 1   Manny Parra                 -35   2   Josh Geer                   -26   3   Todd Wellemeyer             -25   4   David Bush                  -23   T5   Logan Kensing               -20   T5   Oliver Perez                -20   T5   Livan Hernandez             -20   T8   Mike Pelfrey                -19   T8   Felipe Paulino              -19   T10  Braden Looper               -18   T10  Brad Lidge                  -18   TEAM TOTALS 1   Giants                      120   2   Cubs                         94   3   Dodgers                      74   4   Rockies                      69   5   Braves                       54   6   Cardinals                    49   7   Diamondbacks                 37   8   Phillies                     25   9   Marlins                      23   10   Reds                        -11   11   Pirates                     -56   12   Astros                      -57   13   Mets                        -62   14   Brewers                    -113   15   Padres                     -115   16   Nationals                  -135   TEAM BY TEAM-- DODGERS Clayton Kershaw      18 Ronald Belisario     15 Randy Wolf           15 Jonathan Broxton     12 Ramon Troncoso       10 George Sherrill       8 Jon Garland           5 Hong-Chih Kuo         4 Guillermo Mota        4 Claudio Vargas        3 Vicente Padilla       3 Hiroki Kuroda         1 Jeff Weaver           1 Charlie Haeger        1 James McDonald        0 Travis Schlichting    0 Mark Loretta          0 Eric Milton           0 Chad Billingsley     -3 Scott Elbert         -3 Jason Schmidt        -3 Will Ohman           -3 Brent Leach          -4 Cory Wade            -5 Eric Stults          -5 DIAMONDBACKS Dan Haren            43 Doug Davis           13 Max Scherzer         10 Clay Zavada           8 Chad Qualls           6 Blaine Boyer          6 Juan Gutierrez        5 BRAVES Jair Jurrjens        27 Javier Vazquez       25 Tommy Hanson         17 Mike Gonzalez        11 Peter Moylan          9 Rafael Soriano        6 Eric O'Flaherty       5 CUBS Ted Lilly            28 Randy Wells          24 Ryan Dempster        16 Angel Guzman         11 Carlos Zambrano       9 Carlos Marmol         8 Rich Harden           7 Kevin Hart            6 John Grabow           5 REDS Francisco Cordero    14 Nick Masset          13 Arthur Rhodes         9 Daniel Herrera        8 Dave Weathers         4 ROCKIES Ubaldo Jimenez       25 Jason Marquis        19 Huston Street        11 Jorge De La Rosa     10 Rafael Betancourt     7 Franklin Morales      7 Jason Hammel          6 Josh Fogg             5 Aaron Cook            4 Matt Daley            4 MARLINS Josh Johnson         32 Kiko Calero          16 Brian Sanches        16 Dan Meyer             9 Renyel Pinto          8 Burke Badenhop        7 Brendan Donnelly      6 Tim Wood              5 ASTROS Wandy Rodriguez      26 Jose Valverde        11 LaTroy Hawkins       11 Jeff Fulchino         6 Tim Byrdak            5 BREWERS Trevor Hoffman       11 Todd Coffey           8 Claudio Vargas        5 METS Johan Santana        18 Pedro Feliciano       7 Francisco Rodriguez   7 Fernando Nieve        5 Ken Takahashi         4 PHILLIES J.A. Happ            25 Cliff Lee            11 Scott Eyre            8 Ryan Madson           8 Tyler Walker          6 Joe Blanton           6 Cole Hamels           4 Clay Condrey          4 *Pedro Martinez       4 PIRATES *Joel Hanrahan        8 Ross Ohlendorf        5 Evan Meek             4 Zach Duke             4 Sean Burnett          4 John Grabow           4 PADRES Mike Adams            9 Luke Gregerson        7 Heath Bell            6 Joe Thatcher          6 GIANTS Tim Lincecum         48 Matt Cain            37 Jeremy Affeldt       16 Brian Wilson         13 Barry Zito            9 Justin Miller         8 Brandon Medders       8 Bobby Howry           6 CARDINALS Chris Carpenter      33 Adam Wainwright      33 Joel Pineiro         15 Ryan Franklin        13 Trever Miller        10 Kyle McClellan        8 Blake Hawksworth      6 NATIONALS Mike MacDougal        6 Tyler Clippard        5

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