Friday, July 22, 2011

The Giants Run Producers


We all know that Brian Sabean has a fascination with guys that are run producers so I thought that with the great chase for a run producer (here's looking at you Carlos Beltran) to see who on the Giants has done the best job of turning opportunities into runs.

Using the always data from baseball prospectus I have pulled the data on the runners driven in for the Giants.

Here are the results:

Others Batted in %
Runners on 2nd or 3rd Driven in %
19.2%
44.4%
Brandon Belt
17.9%
Pablo Sandoval
29.0%
15.3%
Nate Schierholtz
28.2%
14.9%
Buster Posey
26.6%
14.3%
Aubrey Huff
23.5%
14.3%
Freddy Sanchez
23.2%
12.6%
20.2%
11.9%
19.0%
11.8%
Aaron Rowand
18.8%
Miguel Tejada
11.7%
Brandon Crawford
18.8%
11.5%
18.8%
11.1%
Andres Torres
17.8%
11.0%
Pat Burrell
17.7%
Eli Whiteside
10.6%
Cody Ross
17.2%
Mark Derosa
10.3%
Mike Fontenot
17.1%
8.8%
Matt Cain
16.7%
8.5%
16.7%
Ryan Vogelsong
7.1%
12.9%
5.9%
Jonathan Sanchez
12.5%
Emmanuel Burriss
5.7%
Chris Stewart
10.7%
Madison Bumgarner
3.6%
6.7%
Bill Hall
3.3%
Madison Bumgarner
5.9%
0.0%
Barry Zito
0.0%
0.0%
Conor Gillaspie
0.0%
0.0%
Darren Ford
0.0%

In case you are interested the team MLB Averages or each was 12.65% for OBI and 21.45% for OBIs per runners in scoring position and the team averages were 12.42% and 31.33%.

From what I can tell is that the Giants have done really well as a team in getting runners who are in scoring position home (even though it seems that they do a really bad job when you are watching the games) but overall are not great a getting people home.

I would imagine that they struggle in the getting others home from first because they lack in team power and team speed. With neither of those you aren't going to get a lot of runners scoring when they aren't in scoring position.

If you needed another reason to fall in love with Pablo Sandoval look no further than his ability to turn people on base into runs. Also of note I am sure that Brandon Belt will keep this pace up because he is a future hall of famer and please never let Emanuel Burriss come to bat with the game on the line and runners on base.

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