Stats sure are great. They can tell so many stories and prove your point when you're wrong or right. Your 2014 Diamondbacks had a terrible season, and in turn, we all had a terrible season. We were there cheering so early in the morning when Wade Miley struck out Yasiel Puig to lead things off in Australia and shook the dust off our feet of the 2014 season when David Peralta flew out to left field to mercifully end the season. So without further ado, here are some significant stats of the 2014 Arizona Diamondbacks.
122 - Hits both Paul Goldschmidt and Aaron Hill had in 2014 to lead the team. One was injured and the other was bad.
47 - Triples hit by D-backs in 2014. This total led the MLB. Rookie David Peralta led the team with 9 triples.
26 - Continued from the end of 2013, Paul Goldschmidt had hits in his first 6 games before having his hitting streak come to an end at hitter-friendly Coors Field.
20 - For the first time in franchise history, no hitter had more 20 home runs in a season. Paul Goldschmidt led the team with 19 before sustaining his season ending hand injury.
18 - Most runs scored in a single game this year. 7 were against Clayton Kershaw. #YCPB
15.5/11.0 - bWar/fWar totals for Arizona batters in 2014. After multiple years of 20+ WAR totals, the offense destroyed that streak.
.248/.302/.376 (.678)- Overall slash line and OPS of all Arizona Diamondbacks hitters in 2014, which was 24th out of the 30 MLB teams.
50-28 - The Diamondbacks record when scoring 4 or more runs in a game. If this isn't the key to the game every single game next year, I'll riot.
2.9/11.1 - bWar/fWar totals for Arizona pitchers in 2014. Yikes.
4.26/3.83/3.63 - D-backs total ERA/FIP/xFIP in 2014. These ranked 26th/20th/10th out of MLB teams.
2.63 - Josh Collmenter's ERA in 16 starts at Chase field. Good for 5th behind 4 different Randy Johnson seasons.
32 - Saves by Addison Reed, tied for 4th highest season total in D-backs history.
8 - Blown Saves by Brad Ziegler, yes that Brad Ziegler. His 8 were double the amount since he arrived in 2011. Meanwhile, Addison Reed only blew 6 games.
7 - Wins by Brandon McCarthy in 14 starts with New York. He had 8 total in 40 starts with Arizona.
0 - Wins by Vidal Nuno in 14 starts with Arizona despite a 3.76 ERA.
43 - Outfield assists by D-backs outfielders in 2014, 1 behind the franchise record of 44 set in 2013.
21 - Overall Defensive Runs Saved by the Diamondbacks, good for 10th in the league but only a quarter of their 2013 total.
-10 - Defensive Runs Saved(Lost) by Aaron Hill split between 2nd and 3rd base.
Overall Team & Organization
$108,000,000 - Highest payroll in franchise history. (It's probably around there and definitely higher than the 2002 total of $102mm)
$1,280,000 - Total money raised from the 50/50 raffle, benefitting the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation.
1,417 days - Total days spent on the disabled list. 2nd in the league behind the Texas Rangers with 2,331.
656 - Games by D-backs rookies which led the MLB.
19 - Total number of rookies used in 2014, which is a new club-record.
64 - 2nd lowest win total in franchise history. At least we survived right?
49-12 - Record when leading after 6 innings.
7-19 - Record in September. For reference, the D-backs were 9-19 in April, bring on the youth movement.
10 - Number of times opponents swept a series against the D-backs.
2 - NL All-Stars representing the D-backs in Minneapolis. Paul Goldschmidt was the 1st fan voted starter since Luis Gonzalez in 2001 while Miguel Montero was a replacement for the injured Yadier Molina.
2 - Tommy John surgeries Daniel Hudson underwent before completing his comeback on September 3rd against the San Diego Padres. He's only the 4th player to have ligament replacement surgery in consecutive years and return to the MLB (source: Jeff Passan)
#1 fan - Well guess what, it's you. You're the #1 D-back fan.