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# THT Dartboard: Week Thirteen

by Matthew Carruth
July 06, 2009

Dartboard
Divisional Picture

###### 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.

I decided to do something different this week by compiling what I felt like were good snapshots of each teams various units over the week. 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 = 101, 103):
Hitters: .201/.252/.276, 38:14 K/FP, .233 wOBA
Starters: 36.3 IP, 3 HR, 35:11 K/FP, 43% GB, 3.26 FIP
Relievers: 20.7 IP, 0 HR, 26:5 K/FP, 54% GB, 1.41 FIP

#2 Boston Red Sox (Dartboard Factor = 96, 97):
Hitters: .249/.323/.410, 42:25 K/FP, .340 wOBA
Starters: 38.0 IP, 6 HR, 26:4 K/FP, 39% GB, 4.20 FIP
Relievers: 18.0 IP, 1 HR, 16:9 K/FP, 37% GB, 3.64 FIP

#3 New York Yankees (Dartboard Factor = 95, 93):
Hitters: .258/.352/.460, 32:31 K/FP, .349 wOBA
Starters: 35.7 IP, 5 HR, 28:14 K/FP, 46% GB, 4.63 FIP
Relievers: 21.3 IP, 1 HR, 15:7 K/FP, 43% GB, 3.39 FIP

#4 Tampa Bay Rays (Dartboard Factor = 93, 93):
Hitters: .226/.315/.414, 45:25 K/FP, .330 wOBA
Starters: 34.3 IP, 5 HR, 25:17 K/FP, 36% GB, 5.12 FIP
Relievers: 16.7 IP, 1 HR, 11:5 K/FP, 37% GB, 3.56 FIP

#5 Los Angeles Angels (Dartboard Factor = 90, 89):
Hitters: .312/.376/.500, 47:27 K/FP, .398 wOBA
Starters: 38.7 IP, 9 HR, 24:15 K/FP, 38% GB, 6.15 FIP
Relievers: 23.0 IP, 2 HR, 14:6 K/FP, 56% GB, 3.90 FIP

#6 Texas Rangers (Dartboard Factor = 88, 88):
Hitters: .256/.335/.497, 42:24 K/FP, .370 wOBA
Starters: 35.0 IP, 5 HR, 24:12 K/FP, 44% GB, 4.71 FIP
Relievers: 19.0 IP, 1 HR, 24:10 K/FP, 45% GB, 2.94 FIP

#7 Colorado Rockies (Dartboard Factor = 87, 86):
Hitters: .194/.271/.335, 64:22 K/FP, .274 wOBA
Starters: 45.0 IP, 1 HR, 24:5 K/FP, 53% GB, 2.76 FIP
Relievers: 11.0 IP, 2 HR, 13:4 K/FP, 41% GB, 4.29 FIP

#8 Minnesota Twins (Dartboard Factor = 86, 86):
Hitters: .255/.318/.409, 44:23 K/FP, .342 wOBA
Starters: 35.0 IP, 4 HR, 24:8 K/FP, 47% GB, 4.00 FIP
Relievers: 25.0 IP, 1 HR, 20:10 K/FP, 45% GB, 3.32 FIP

#9 Toronto Blue Jays (Dartboard Factor = 86, 91):
Hitters: .218/.288/.393, 33:20 K/FP, .303 wOBA
Starters: 40.0 IP, 8 HR, 33:24 K/FP, 41% GB, 5.95 FIP
Relievers: 15.3 IP, 2 HR, 14:9 K/FP, 38% GB, 4.83 FIP

#10 Detroit Tigers (Dartboard Factor = 85, 88):
Hitters: .237/.289/.388, 62:17 K/FP, .300 wOBA
Starters: 34.7 IP, 6 HR, 28:17 K/FP, 40% GB, 5.30 FIP
Relievers: 23.3 IP, 3 HR, 13:3 K/FP, 52% GB, 4.14 FIP

#11 Seattle Mariners (Dartboard Factor = 85, 81):
Hitters: .277/.326/.423, 41:17 K/FP, .326 wOBA
Starters: 34.0 IP, 7 HR, 27:17 K/FP, 41% GB, 5.79 FIP
Relievers: 20.0 IP, 2 HR, 11:3 K/FP, 44% GB, 3.85 FIP

#12 San Francisco Giants (Dartboard Factor = 84, 78):
Hitters: .317/.362/.488, 56:20 K/FP, .369 wOBA
Starters: 45.7 IP, 2 HR, 36:12 K/FP, 54% GB, 2.98 FIP
Relievers: 16.3 IP, 1 HR, 14:5 K/FP, 46% GB, 3.20 FIP

#13 Chicago White Sox (Dartboard Factor = 83, 77):
Hitters: .332/.388/.535, 38:22 K/FP, .406 wOBA
Starters: 49.7 IP, 1 HR, 34:12 K/FP, 54% GB, 2.82 FIP
Relievers: 9.3 IP, 3 HR, 10:3 K/FP, 43% GB, 6.21 FIP

#14 Milwaukee Brewers (Dartboard Factor = 83, 82):
Hitters: .285/.365/.451, 43:31 K/FP, .362 wOBA
Starters: 42.0 IP, 6 HR, 27:17 K/FP, 50% GB, 4.99 FIP
Relievers: 20.7 IP, 4 HR, 12:4 K/FP, 34% GB, 5.13 FIP

#15 St Louis Cardinals (Dartboard Factor = 83, 85):
Hitters: .214/.293/.335, 46:25 K/FP, .278 wOBA
Starters: 46.0 IP, 5 HR, 32:9 K/FP, 44% GB, 3.81 FIP
Relievers: 17.0 IP, 1 HR, 14:5 K/FP, 37% GB, 3.20 FIP

#16 Atlanta Braves (Dartboard Factor = 80, 76):
Hitters: .314/.382/.514, 25:23 K/FP, .396 wOBA
Starters: 35.7 IP, 3 HR, 28:13 K/FP, 42% GB, 3.82 FIP
Relievers: 18.3 IP, 2 HR, 14:6 K/FP, 44% GB, 4.07 FIP

#17 Chicago Cubs (Dartboard Factor = 80, 82):
Hitters: .231/.313/.384, 44:27 K/FP, .316 wOBA
Starters: 42.0 IP, 5 HR, 36:14 K/FP, 46% GB, 4.03 FIP
Relievers: 20.0 IP, 2 HR, 13:8 K/FP, 40% GB, 4.40 FIP

#18 Florida Marlins (Dartboard Factor = 79, 79):
Hitters: .256/.341/.406, 38:24 K/FP, .343 wOBA
Starters: 31.7 IP, 7 HR, 22:10 K/FP, 46% GB, 5.63 FIP
Relievers: 19.3 IP, 0 HR, 19:7 K/FP, 46% GB, 2.32 FIP

#19 New York Mets (Dartboard Factor = 79, 83):
Hitters: .250/.319/.369, 41:25 K/FP, .311 wOBA
Starters: 35.0 IP, 3 HR, 19:24 K/FP, 37% GB, 5.29 FIP
Relievers: 25.0 IP, 3 HR, 14:12 K/FP, 52% GB, 5.08 FIP

#20 Philadelphia Phillies (Dartboard Factor = 79, 78):
Hitters: .256/.346/.390, 40:29 K/FP, .329 wOBA
Starters: 33.7 IP, 5 HR, 18:10 K/FP, 42% GB, 4.95 FIP
Relievers: 18.7 IP, 3 HR, 14:5 K/FP, 48% GB, 4.59 FIP

#21 Cincinnati Reds (Dartboard Factor = 77, 74):
Hitters: .307/.346/.445, 36:14 K/FP, .353 wOBA
Starters: 38.3 IP, 4 HR, 33:21 K/FP, 36% GB, 4.48 FIP
Relievers: 16.7 IP, 1 HR, 15:6 K/FP, 35% GB, 3.26 FIP

#22 Pittsburgh Pirates (Dartboard Factor = 74, 75):
Hitters: .258/.307/.395, 47:17 K/FP, .316 wOBA
Starters: 41.3 IP, 5 HR, 26:13 K/FP, 38% GB, 4.46 FIP
Relievers: 21.7 IP, 2 HR, 19:13 K/FP, 42% GB, 4.44 FIP

#23 Houston Astros (Dartboard Factor = 73, 72):
Hitters: .202/.248/.285, 39:15 K/FP, .241 wOBA
Starters: 43.0 IP, 4 HR, 41:16 K/FP, 40% GB, 3.62 FIP
Relievers: 17.0 IP, 1 HR, 11:8 K/FP, 51% GB, 4.08 FIP

#24 Baltimore Orioles (Dartboard Factor = 72, 73):
Hitters: .247/.296/.372, 46:18 K/FP, .294 wOBA
Starters: 39.7 IP, 7 HR, 25:14 K/FP, 39% GB, 5.29 FIP
Relievers: 23.3 IP, 3 HR, 17:10 K/FP, 51% GB, 4.70 FIP

#25 Cleveland Indians (Dartboard Factor = 71, 74):
Hitters: .261/.327/.452, 37:19 K/FP, .347 wOBA
Starters: 33.7 IP, 3 HR, 21:6 K/FP, 37% GB, 3.65 FIP
Relievers: 18.0 IP, 2 HR, 10:7 K/FP, 51% GB, 4.70 FIP

#26 Kansas City Royals (Dartboard Factor = 71, 72):
Hitters: .253/.291/.369, 32:13 K/FP, .298 wOBA
Starters: 44.3 IP, 6 HR, 30:16 K/FP, 39% GB, 4.69 FIP
Relievers: 18.7 IP, 1 HR, 15:5 K/FP, 46% GB, 3.09 FIP

#27 Oakland Athletics (Dartboard Factor = 71, 72):
Hitters: .270/.321/.397, 32:16 K/FP, .333 wOBA
Starters: 32.0 IP, 4 HR, 25:17 K/FP, 49% GB, 4.86 FIP
Relievers: 20.0 IP, 2 HR, 26:6 K/FP, 35% GB, 2.80 FIP

#28 San Diego Padres (Dartboard Factor = 71, 69):
Hitters: .214/.285/.330, 53:22 K/FP, .286 wOBA
Starters: 42.3 IP, 4 HR, 25:10 K/FP, 46% GB, 3.96 FIP
Relievers: 20.7 IP, 0 HR, 19:7 K/FP, 51% GB, 2.38 FIP

#29 Arizona Diamondbacks (Dartboard Factor = 70, 71):
Hitters: .255/.343/.402, 44:28 K/FP, .339 wOBA
Starters: 33.3 IP, 2 HR, 25:11 K/FP, 39% GB, 3.47 FIP
Relievers: 19.3 IP, 3 HR, 13:8 K/FP, 37% GB, 5.12 FIP

#30 Washington Nationals (Dartboard Factor = 56, 57):
Hitters: .249/.329/.391, 46:24 K/FP, .321 wOBA
Starters: 37.0 IP, 1 HR, 19:6 K/FP, 44% GB, 3.01 FIP
Relievers: 12.7 IP, 2 HR, 7:11 K/FP, 38% GB, 6.74 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 - 95
Rays - 93
Blue Jays - 86
Orioles - 72

AL CENTRAL
Twins - 86
Tigers - 85
White Sox - 83
Indians - 71
Royals - 71

AL WEST
Angels - 90
Rangers - 88
Mariners - 85
Athletics - 71

NL EAST
Braves - 80
Marlins - 79
Mets - 79
Phillies - 79
Nationals - 56

NL CENTRAL
Brewers - 83
Cardinals - 83
Cubs - 80
Reds - 77
Pirates - 74
Astros - 73

NL WEST
Dodgers - 101
Rockies - 87
Giants - 84