San Francisco Giants

Posted by Baseball Bob at 18:04
Feb 212011

Season 92-70 B+

OK, they won the World Championship, so the season has to rate an A. Well, yes, on that level, but on the number of wins in the regular season, this is what you get. Their Pythagorean record is 94-68, which would be A-, if that makes you feel any better. And remember that they beat out the Padres by winning the final game of the year – lose, and they are in a one-game playoff to see if they play in October at all. B+ seems about right.

Hitters 69-93 D-

That this team did it with pitching is no surprise. What IS a surprise is that what offense they got was from Aubrey Huff and Pat Burrell (well, OK, Andres Torres and Buster Posey, too). Talk about gold from straw! The Giants in the off-season went out of their way to keep this team together, but you didn’t get that much out of Sandoval, Ross, Sanchez or Uribe (gone) and can’t expect as much out of Burrell or Huff, either. Hard to see the Giants scoring a lot more runs in 2011.

Rotation 102.5-59.5 A+

No surprise at the grade, there, but perhaps it IS a surprise to see 13-11 Matt Cain as their best starter. Is there something about him that says “don’t score – Cain is on the mound?” I have noted this phenomenon in the past, and I think I will have to revisit it again – he has to be the worst hard-luck pitcher of this generation, if not of all time. Of course, even Barry Zito, he of the ridiculous contract, pitched better than his record.

Bullpen 122/476 B+

It doesn’t get the recognition it deserves, but this was a very good bullpen, not quite equal to the rotation, but more than up to its job. Wilson, Romo and Casilla were as good as anyone in the game, and most games that are winnable can be entrusted to your top 3 relievers, so the rating may be low. In any event, a weak offense was overbalanced by a great staff, and 92 wins (and a World Series ring) resulted.

Charts

Runs Times
<3 58
3 23
4 11
5 15
6 24
>6 31

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Batter PA OPS wOBA Grade
Aubrey Huff 668 891 .388 A-
Pablo Sandoval 616 732 .314 C-
Juan Uribe 575 750 .322 C-
Andres Torres 570 822 .363 B
Cody Ross 569 735 .324 C
Freddy Sanchez 479 739 .327 C
Buster Posey 443 862 .368 B
Pat Burrell 437 817 .351 B-
Bengie Molina 416 623 .275 F
Aaron Rowand 357 659 .287 D
Edgar Renteria 267 706 .314 C-
Nate Schierholtz 252 677 .288 D
Travis Ishikawa 173 712 .311 D+
John Bowker 167 652 .280 D-
Eli Whiteside 141 696 .303 D+
Matt Downs 109 614 .278 D-
Mark DeRosa 104 537 .241 F

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Starter Games Innings ERA W/L Deserved
Barry Zito 33 198.1 4.13 9 – 13 17.5 – 15.5
Jonathan Sanchez 33 192.2 3.08 13 – 9 21.5 – 11.5
Matt Cain 33 223.1 3.14 13 – 11 24.25 – 8.75
Tim Lincecum 33 212.1 3.43 16 – 10 22 – 11
Madison Bumgarner 18 110.2 3.00 7 – 6 12 – 6
Todd Wellemeyer 11 55.2 5.82 3 – 5 5 – 6
Joe Martinez 1 6.1 5.68 0 – 1 .25 – .75

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Reliever G IP ERA Val Gr Effective Ineffective yikes YIKES!
Brian Wilson 70 74.2 1.81 37 A+ 56 9 5 0
Sergio Romo 68 62.0 2.18 34 A+ 52 14 2 0
Santiago Casilla 52 55.1 1.95 24 A+ 39 11 2 0
Guillermo Mota 56 53.2 4.33 8 C 35 15 6 0
Jeremy Affeldt 53 50.0 4.14 -11 F 25 21 6 1
Denny Bautista 31 33.2 3.74 5 C+ 19 10 2 0
Dan Runzler 41 32.2 3.03 1 D 22 18 0 1
Ramon Ramirez 25 27.0 0.67 19 A+ 22 3 0 0
Chris Ray 28 24.0 4.13 4 C 17 10 0 1
Javier Lopez 27 19.0 1.42 15 A+ 21 6 0 0
Brandon Medders 14 15.0 7.20 -1 F 9 1 3 1
Joe Martinez 3 4.2 3.86 -3 F 0 3 0 0
Waldis Joaquin 4 4.2 9.64 -6 F 0 2 2 0
Todd Wellemeyer 2 3.0 3.00 -1 F 1 0 1 0
Barry Zito 1 1.0 9.00 -2 F 0 0 1 0
Jonathan Sanchez 1 0.1 0.00 -1 F 0 1 0 0

2 Responses to “San Francisco Giants”

  1. It’s my understanding that the beards were worth a half a letter grade.

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