Vaguely Analyzing A Losing Streak

Not much to smile about now-a-day.

Not that anyone's noticed or anything but the D-backs have been kind of bad recently. Offensively, defensively, starting pitching, relief pitching, shoe tying, hat wearing, it's all been bad. Here's a look at the team's performance throughout the road trip so far with their corresponding league rank in each category.

Jim recently exhausted the idea that the D-backs hitters had one of the worst weeks ever, but I wanted to take it a step further and examine things from a slightly different perspective...

08-16-11 through 08-21-11

Record: 1-5: RS: 9: RA: 28

Category PA H HR R RBI SB BB% K% ISO BABIP AVG OBP SLG OPS wOBA wRC+ WAR
Performance
204 30 2 9 9 8 7.8% 31.4% .065 .235 .162 .233 .227 .216 .420 24 -0.7
MLB Rank
30 30 30 30 30 2 15 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30

 

For the past seven days, the first place Arizona Diamondbacks have statistically been the worst team in nearly every category. What's even worse is just how badly they've been bad...

30 hits The next worse team has 47
9 runs The next worse team has 22
9 RBI The next worse team has 21
31.4 K% The next worse team has a 24.7 K%
.162 AVG The next worse team (SFG) has a .222 AVG
.233 OBP The next worse team (SFG) has a .280 OBP
.227 SLG The next worse team (SFG) has a .343 SLG
.420 OPS
The next worse team (SFG) has a .623 OPS
.216 wOBA The next worse team (SFG) has a .271 wOBA
24 wRC+ The next worse team (SFG) has a 66 wRC+
-0.7 WAR The only team in the entire league to post a negative WAR

 

If you take value any bit seriously, you'll be pleased to find out that the team owes YOU money. With a -0.7 WAR, the team is negatively valued at $3.2 dollars. For comparison, the 2.7 WAR leading Yankees are valued at a positive $12.3. Feel free to go down to the stadium and ask for your fair share of money from the organization.

The pitching hasn't necessarily been awful, but they haven't given us much of a break from the lost hope that is the offense. Here's the breakdown from the mound:

Category K/9 BB/9 HR/9 BABIP LOB% HR/FB ERA FIP WAR
Performance 7.53 3.67 1.84 .310 76.7% 17.2% 4.59 5.21 0.0
MLB Rank 11 22 28 11 12 30 21 T 27 26 T

 

What I'm trying to say is that I've been listening to a lot of Lead Belly, Robert Johnson, and Muddy Waters.

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