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THT Dartboard: Week Fifteen

by Matthew Carruth
July 21, 2009

Dartboard
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Dartboard

Welcome to The Hardball Times Dartboard, our weekly attempt to rank all the teams in baseball. The Dartboard Factor is how many wins a team would be expected to have at the end of the season if it played a neutral schedule. Next to that, you'll find the Dartboard Factor from the previous week. An explanation of our method can be found here.

Once again, for hitters, the standard triple slash stats are shown first, followed by a comparison of the strikeouts and free passes. Free passes here includes hit by pitches and excludes intentional walks. Lastly, a link to wOBA if you are not familiar with it. The stats for the pitchers should then be self-explanatory.

#1 Los Angeles Dodgers (Dartboard Factor = 103, 103):
Hitters: .234/.305/.373, 29:16 K/FP, .302 wOBA
Starters: 25.7 IP, 3 HR, 16:9 K/FP, 33% GB, 4.52 FIP
Relievers: 19.3 IP, 1 HR, 18:7 K/FP, 47% GB, 3.10 FIP

#2 Boston Red Sox (Dartboard Factor = 96, 96):
Hitters: .219/.322/.344, 31:20 K/FP, .303 wOBA
Starters: 26.7 IP, 1 HR, 19:9 K/FP, 44% GB, 3.27 FIP
Relievers: 7.3 IP, 0 HR, 6:1 K/FP, 50% GB, 1.97 FIP

#3 New York Yankees (Dartboard Factor = 96, 96):
Hitters: .262/.347/.421, 25:17 K/FP, .359 wOBA
Starters: 26.3 IP, 2 HR, 19:16 K/FP, 49% GB, 4.57 FIP
Relievers: 8.7 IP, 1 HR, 12:2 K/FP, 50% GB, 2.63 FIP

#4 Los Angeles Angels (Dartboard Factor = 92, 91):
Hitters: .276/.349/.406, 35:19 K/FP, .330 wOBA
Starters: 33.7 IP, 2 HR, 21:16 K/FP, 38% GB, 4.15 FIP
Relievers: 11.3 IP, 1 HR, 6:7 K/FP, 49% GB, 5.15 FIP

#5 Tampa Bay Rays (Dartboard Factor = 92, 93):
Hitters: .283/.362/.379, 32:18 K/FP, .344 wOBA
Starters: 22.7 IP, 1 HR, 13:11 K/FP, 51% GB, 4.08 FIP
Relievers: 13.3 IP, 1 HR, 8:3 K/FP, 47% GB, 3.65 FIP

#6 Colorado Rockies (Dartboard Factor = 89, 87):
Hitters: .263/.364/.467, 38:27 K/FP, .378 wOBA
Starters: 29.7 IP, 0 HR, 30:14 K/FP, 49% GB, 2.59 FIP
Relievers: 14.3 IP, 2 HR, 13:6 K/FP, 36% GB, 4.46 FIP

#7 Texas Rangers (Dartboard Factor = 89, 89):
Hitters: .210/.272/.355, 36:12 K/FP, .288 wOBA
Starters: 20.7 IP, 3 HR, 16:7 K/FP, 49% GB, 4.55 FIP
Relievers: 17.3 IP, 0 HR, 15:9 K/FP, 46% GB, 3.03 FIP

#8 Philadelphia Phillies (Dartboard Factor = 88, 84):
Hitters: .250/.345/.419, 37:22 K/FP, .337 wOBA
Starters: 27.3 IP, 1 HR, 18:6 K/FP, 42% GB, 3.02 FIP
Relievers: 13.0 IP, 1 HR, 11:6 K/FP, 35% GB, 3.89 FIP

#9 Seattle Mariners (Dartboard Factor = 87, 85):
Hitters: .275/.337/.415, 31:17 K/FP, .336 wOBA
Starters: 27.7 IP, 2 HR, 24:11 K/FP, 40% GB, 3.60 FIP
Relievers: 16.3 IP, 1 HR, 12:4 K/FP, 54% GB, 3.26 FIP

#10 Minnesota Twins (Dartboard Factor = 85, 84):
Hitters: .281/.354/.466, 29:17 K/FP, .374 wOBA
Starters: 25.3 IP, 4 HR, 22:7 K/FP, 38% GB, 4.35 FIP
Relievers: 13.0 IP, 1 HR, 10:3 K/FP, 57% GB, 3.35 FIP

#11 St Louis Cardinals (Dartboard Factor = 85, 86):
Hitters: .233/.302/.350, 40:16 K/FP, .300 wOBA
Starters: 35.0 IP, 3 HR, 25:12 K/FP, 52% GB, 3.91 FIP
Relievers: 9.0 IP, 1 HR, 9:5 K/FP, 54% GB, 4.31 FIP

#12 Detroit Tigers (Dartboard Factor = 84, 84):
Hitters: .250/.340/.455, 27:18 K/FP, .348 wOBA
Starters: 26.0 IP, 3 HR, 21:13 K/FP, 36% GB, 4.58 FIP
Relievers: 7.0 IP, 1 HR, 7:4 K/FP, 30% GB, 4.77 FIP

#13 Toronto Blue Jays (Dartboard Factor = 84, 84):
Hitters: .216/.273/.336, 22:11 K/FP, .295 wOBA
Starters: 25.3 IP, 2 HR, 24:12 K/FP, 57% GB, 3.75 FIP
Relievers: 9.7 IP, 1 HR, 7:1 K/FP, 54% GB, 3.41 FIP

#14 Atlanta Braves (Dartboard Factor = 83, 80):
Hitters: .306/.381/.518, 31:22 K/FP, .395 wOBA
Starters: 29.7 IP, 2 HR, 15:11 K/FP, 52% GB, 4.18 FIP
Relievers: 15.0 IP, 1 HR, 8:6 K/FP, 57% GB, 4.20 FIP

#15 San Francisco Giants (Dartboard Factor = 83, 86):
Hitters: .208/.237/.295, 35:6 K/FP, .235 wOBA
Starters: 24.7 IP, 4 HR, 23:3 K/FP, 31% GB, 3.81 FIP
Relievers: 14.3 IP, 2 HR, 13:6 K/FP, 46% GB, 4.46 FIP

#16 Chicago White Sox (Dartboard Factor = 82, 82):
Hitters: .289/.361/.511, 19:17 K/FP, .383 wOBA
Starters: 20.0 IP, 4 HR, 9:10 K/FP, 49% GB, 6.40 FIP
Relievers: 15.0 IP, 2 HR, 17:8 K/FP, 40% GB, 4.27 FIP

#17 Chicago Cubs (Dartboard Factor = 81, 80):
Hitters: .286/.345/.495, 36:20 K/FP, .384 wOBA
Starters: 34.0 IP, 2 HR, 26:16 K/FP, 38% GB, 3.85 FIP
Relievers: 20.0 IP, 2 HR, 16:11 K/FP, 40% GB, 4.55 FIP

#18 Milwaukee Brewers (Dartboard Factor = 80, 81):
Hitters: .266/.335/.396, 43:19 K/FP, .328 wOBA
Starters: 28.3 IP, 2 HR, 22:19 K/FP, 36% GB, 4.58 FIP
Relievers: 14.7 IP, 5 HR, 14:6 K/FP, 28% GB, 6.94 FIP

#19 Florida Marlins (Dartboard Factor = 78, 79):
Hitters: .226/.294/.316, 35:15 K/FP, .293 wOBA
Starters: 23.3 IP, 4 HR, 20:9 K/FP, 54% GB, 4.87 FIP
Relievers: 17.7 IP, 0 HR, 20:9 K/FP, 42% GB, 2.47 FIP

#20 Houston Astros (Dartboard Factor = 77, 75):
Hitters: .247/.312/.388, 35:16 K/FP, .318 wOBA
Starters: 33.0 IP, 0 HR, 21:7 K/FP, 55% GB, 2.56 FIP
Relievers: 10.0 IP, 1 HR, 6:2 K/FP, 57% GB, 3.90 FIP

#21 New York Mets (Dartboard Factor = 76, 77):
Hitters: .241/.305/.333, 22:15 K/FP, .284 wOBA
Starters: 25.3 IP, 4 HR, 18:9 K/FP, 43% GB, 4.90 FIP
Relievers: 16.7 IP, 2 HR, 10:11 K/FP, 45% GB, 5.54 FIP

#22 Oakland Athletics (Dartboard Factor = 74, 72):
Hitters: .262/.333/.411, 24:19 K/FP, .330 wOBA
Starters: 24.7 IP, 3 HR, 14:7 K/FP, 36% GB, 4.50 FIP
Relievers: 21.3 IP, 1 HR, 21:9 K/FP, 52% GB, 3.11 FIP

#23 Baltimore Orioles (Dartboard Factor = 73, 72):
Hitters: .303/.377/.476, 25:17 K/FP, .379 wOBA
Starters: 25.0 IP, 5 HR, 12:8 K/FP, 43% GB, 5.80 FIP
Relievers: 9.0 IP, 1 HR, 7:7 K/FP, 48% GB, 5.42 FIP

#24 Cincinnati Reds (Dartboard Factor = 73, 74):
Hitters: .274/.361/.375, 36:23 K/FP, .337 wOBA
Starters: 28.3 IP, 3 HR, 23:11 K/FP, 44% GB, 4.12 FIP
Relievers: 15.7 IP, 3 HR, 18:1 K/FP, 43% GB, 3.58 FIP

#25 Arizona Diamondbacks (Dartboard Factor = 72, 73):
Hitters: .246/.308/.313, 33:12 K/FP, .281 wOBA
Starters: 24.0 IP, 3 HR, 27:10 K/FP, 51% GB, 3.83 FIP
Relievers: 10.0 IP, 1 HR, 9:3 K/FP, 41% GB, 3.60 FIP

#26 Pittsburgh Pirates (Dartboard Factor = 72, 71):
Hitters: .199/.247/.324, 35:9 K/FP, .251 wOBA
Starters: 23.3 IP, 1 HR, 19:6 K/FP, 53% GB, 2.90 FIP
Relievers: 16.7 IP, 0 HR, 14:3 K/FP, 41% GB, 2.06 FIP

#27 Kansas City Royals (Dartboard Factor = 68, 71):
Hitters: .239/.311/.321, 24:14 K/FP, .294 wOBA
Starters: 21.3 IP, 0 HR, 21:10 K/FP, 40% GB, 2.64 FIP
Relievers: 13.7 IP, 2 HR, 9:15 K/FP, 35% GB, 7.07 FIP

#28 Cleveland Indians (Dartboard Factor = 67, 70):
Hitters: .222/.294/.290, 38:17 K/FP, .297 wOBA
Starters: 30.7 IP, 6 HR, 16:10 K/FP, 45% GB, 5.68 FIP
Relievers: 13.3 IP, 1 HR, 10:6 K/FP, 47% GB, 4.03 FIP

#29 San Diego Padres (Dartboard Factor = 67, 67):
Hitters: .244/.316/.363, 41:18 K/FP, .309 wOBA
Starters: 24.7 IP, 3 HR, 19:15 K/FP, 40% GB, 5.06 FIP
Relievers: 20.3 IP, 3 HR, 23:5 K/FP, 39% GB, 3.59 FIP

#30 Washington Nationals (Dartboard Factor = 54, 57):
Hitters: .233/.325/.319, 30:24 K/FP, .298 wOBA
Starters: 27.7 IP, 5 HR, 21:10 K/FP, 49% GB, 5.11 FIP
Relievers: 16.3 IP, 2 HR, 11:6 K/FP, 50% GB, 4.55 FIP

Divisional Picture

The playoff picture takes the above ranking and reforms the teams back into their leagues and divisions including the wild card. This is in no ways a prediction, this is an assessment of how teams have played so far this season, not how each team is going to play.

AL EAST
Red Sox - 96
Yankees - 96
Rays - 92
Blue Jays - 84
Orioles - 73

AL CENTRAL
Twins - 85
Tigers - 84
White Sox - 82
Royals - 68
Indians - 67

AL WEST
Angels - 92
Rangers - 89
Mariners - 87
Athletics - 74

AL WILD CARD
Yankees - 96
Rays - 92
Rangers - 89
Mariners - 87

NL EAST
Phillies - 88
Braves - 83
Marlins - 78
Mets - 76
Nationals - 54

NL CENTRAL
Cardinals - 85
Cubs - 81
Brewers - 80
Astros - 77
Reds - 73
Pirates - 72

NL WEST
Dodgers - 103
Rockies - 89
Giants - 83
Diamondbacks - 72

NL WILD CARD
Rockies - 89
Braves - 83
Giants - 83
Cubs - 81
Brewers - 80

Matthew Carruth is an editor for The Hardball Times. He welcomes any and all sorts of communication at his email.