Rays Stats To Admire
"In its first 28 games Tampa Bay outscored its opponents by 83 runs. That’s such an absurd pace that if the Rays kept it up they would finish with a run differential of +480. For context, it would blow away the run differentials of the 1998 Yankees (+309), 1927 Yankees (+376) and 1939 Yankees (+411), three of the greatest teams of all time."
"Wade Davis, Matt Garza, David Price and Jeff Niemann, for instance, rank 6-7-8-9 in the league for greatest percentage of fastballs."
"The Rays are only the seventh team in the 15 full seasons with the wild-card format to go 21-7 at the start of a season. Of the previous six, five won their division, including two eventual world champions. Only the 2002 Red Sox started 21-7 and didn’t make the playoffs — and they won 93 games. And the average win total for those six teams? Try 103."
MLB Team Hitting Rankings: Runs – 1st, RBI’s – 1st, SB’s – 4th, OBP – 8th
MLB Team Pitching Rankings: ERA – 3rd, Shutouts – 2nd, ER – 3rd, WHIP – 2nd, SLG – 7th, OBA – 1st
MLB Individual Leaders Runs: Evan Longoria – 1st, Carl Crawford – 6th
MLB Individual Leaders Hits: Evan Longoria – 5th
MLB Individual Leaders 2b: Carl Crawford -3rd
MLB Individual Leaders RBI: Evan Longoria – 5th
MLB Individual Leaders TB: Evan Longoria – 4th
MLB Pitching Leaders IP: Matt Garza – 4th
MLB Pitching Leaders W’s: Matt Garza – 2nd
MLB Pitching Leaders K’s: James Shields – 5th