Zuckerman: Nats Leaderboards

Posted By: PowerBoater69

Zuckerman: Nats Leaderboards - 03/01/2021 15:49

Zuckerman posted the Nats all time leader boards this morning: Nice to be able to see them all together without having the Expos mixed in.

No surprise that Zimmerman is on the top of every cumulative offensive stat except triples and stolen bases, it will be a very long time before anyone catches him in any of those categories. Turner is number one in triples and stolen bases which is highly impressive considering how many fewer games he's played than others in the leader boards.

Nice to see Espinosa over Werth in the bWAR category, which I don't think even includes defense. Espi was so underrated by the fan base and Werth was always overrated. If Espinosa had been playing shortstop during the 2012 NLDS we would have won that series.

Soto should move up to number five in total walks next season. He's number one for OPS and needs to stay there. For all the hype Harper got he's at number five for OPS between Dunn and Nick Johnson.

The Nats have had a several great starters, but Jason Bergmann is tenth for most starts at fifty. Having a couple guys in the top ten based on what equates to two seasons worth of starts shows just how few reliable starters we've had. Surprising for a team that is known as valuing starting pitching.

Chief is still number one in saves by a long ways, it's been so many years that it is easy to forget how dominant he was in those early seasons.

Tyler Clippard is number one in appearances, ERA, and opponent's OPS, one hell of a combination, and by a good bit in all three categories. Biggest surprise on any of the lists is probably Henry Rodríguez at third for opponent's OPS, behind only Clippard and Scherzer, he was as wild as they come but clearly he was underrated too. (Opponent's OPS is an undervalued pitching stat in my opinion, so much better than ERA.)
Posted By: PowerBoater69

Re: Zuckerman: Nats Leaderboards - 08/01/2021 02:47

Guess I'm really bored with staying home so much so I took Zuckerman's lists and expanded them to include the combined Expos/Nats stats for players who came to DC in 2005. Even though the memories are fading I'll always remember that first year fondly and in adding in the full service time of the players on that team it really shows how that squad would stand up with the more recent teams. If our middle infielders Vidro and Guzman had played up to their career averages we'd have won the division, Bowden put together a heck of a team with a non-existent budget. With the updated top ten lists I count 29 guys brought to DC by Bowden in his four years and 34 guys brought in by Rizzo in his twelve years.
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