Sunday, October 05, 2014

The 2014 Phillies: Stats, stats and more stats for the season



Chase Utley played his normally tough game all year this season, some had worried his career was over but it didn't look that way this year



The Phillies season was not anything to get excited about, they finished last in the NL East for the first time since 2000, and really never got off the ground from the start of the season.


Here’s some of the player stats that was the 2014 season by the team:


Top player in 2014 (as measured by Wins Above Replacement player stat):


Cole Hamels  6.9


In 2013, this honor went to Cliff Lee who had a 7.5 score in that measurement


Most hits in 2014:


Ben Revere had the most hits in 2014, with 184. Revere only scored 71 times during the season though. Jimmy Rollins ended up with 78 runs scored with Chase Utley right behind him at 74.


Most RBI in 2014:


Ryan Howard was the Phillies leader in RBI in 2014 with 95. Marlon Byrd finished with 85 on the season.

Best Batting Average in 2014:

Ben Revere led the best batting average for the team in 2014, he finished with .306 and in the top 10 in the NL, the Phillies team BA was .242 which was tied for 24th (with the Houston Astros) in the MLB out of 30 teams or 10th in the NL out of 15 teams.

Here's how the starting 8 looked for BA:


Rk Pos Name Age G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI SO BA ▾
1 CF Ben Revere* 26 151 601 184 13 7 2 28 49 .306
2 2B Chase Utley* 35 155 589 159 36 6 11 78 85 .270
3 RF Marlon Byrd 36 154 591 156 28 2 25 85 185 .264
4 3B Cody Asche* 24 121 397 100 25 0 10 46 102 .252
5 C Carlos Ruiz 35 110 381 96 25 1 6 31 60 .252
6 SS Jimmy Rollins# 35 138 538 131 22 4 17 55 100 .243
7 LF Domonic Brown* 26 144 473 111 22 1 10 63 91 .235
8 1B Ryan Howard* 34 153 569 127 18 1 23 95 190 .223
Team Totals 31.1 162 5603 1356 251 27 125 584 1306 .242
Rank in 15 NL teams 2 10 13 10 9 12 10
Non-Pitcher Totals 31.1 162 5303 1313 245 27 125 575 1178 .248
Pitcher Totals 31.3 162 300 43 6 0 0 9 128 .143
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 10/5/2014.


The Strikeout and Walk:


The Phillies ended the season with a team total of 1,306 strikeouts. This was the 8th most out of 30 MLB teams. The team with the fewest was the Kansas City Royals with 985 on the season. Two Phillies players, Ryan Howard (190) and Marlon Byrd (185) finished with a combined total of 375 SO with just two players.

Interestingly enough, the Royals also ended with the least walks (380) by any MLB team this season, the Phillies finished 18th in that category with 443.


Most wins by a pitcher for the Phils in '14:

Kyle Kendrick led the Phillies with 10 wins on the season. Cole Hamels had 9 and AJ Burnett finished with 8 on the season.

Most strikeouts for the Phils:

Cole Hamels finished with 198 SO and AJ Burnett was right behind him with 190. The Phils as a team were 14th in the MLB at 1,255 total strikeouts on the season. That total was 9th in the NL, the best in the NL were the Dodgers at 1,373.


Longest / Shortest streaks:

Wins - 5 in a row

Losses- 6 in a row



Fans in the stands:

The Phillies home attendance was 10th out of 15 NL teams this year for a total of 2,423,852




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