Owing to the screen size of your device, you may obtain a better viewing experience by rotating your device a quarter-turn (to get the so-called "panorama" screen view).
owlcroft logo
An Owlcroft Company web site
Click here to email us.

The Owlcroft Baseball-Analysis Site

Baseball team and player performance examined realistically and accurately.

Search this site, or just roll your cursor over the colored boxes below the pictures.

  Advertisement:


  Advertisement:


LAA "Expected" Batting Results, 2018


About These Stats:

The form of "projection" used is very simple: each man's career numbers are pro-rated by his actual number of appearances to date this season; those data, labelled "proj:" are shown along with the man's actual stats from this year to date. At the bottom of the Table, each set of lines—"projected" and actual—is separately summed to get Team Totals for each dataset.

Note that "career to date" includes each man's stats for the current year: "to date" is literally correct. For veteran players, that matters little, but for rookies or players with litle prior major-league experience, it means that the "projection" will perforce nearly or exactly match the actual stats to date. That seems like the best way to deal with newly arrived players' stats.

Note that owing to rounding in the pro-rating process, projected total PA (plate appearances) may occasionally differ by 1.

Below the player/team table is a smaller table showing a few key team "rate" stats (such as batting average) actual and projected.

The Actual Data:

Through games of Sunday, 30 September 2018.
All results are from true, unadjusted data.

Handedness Key:   + R   * L   # S

(You can also look up the stat definitions.)

Batters, listed in alphabetical order:
Each name is a click-on link to that man's career stats.

(or see the data for Pitching)


Man AB H 2B 3B HR BB SF SH HBP SO SB CS PA
Arcia, Francisco 2018: 103 21 5 0 6 1 0 0 2 27 1 0 106
Arcia, Francisco proj: 103 21 5 0 6 1 0 0 2 27 1 0 106
Barria, Jaime 2018: 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
Barria, Jaime proj: 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
Blash, Jabari 2018: 39 4 1 0 0 5 1 0 0 24 2 1 45
Blash, Jabari proj: 38 7 1 0 1 6 0 0 1 17 1 0 45
Briceno, Jose 2018: 117 28 2 0 5 8 0 1 2 35 0 1 128
Briceno, Jose proj: 117 28 2 0 5 8 0 1 2 35 0 1 128
Calhoun, Kole 2018: 491 102 18 2 19 53 6 0 1 133 6 2 552
Calhoun, Kole proj: 494 125 23 3 18 49 5 1 4 115 4 2 553
Cowart, Kaleb 2018: 112 15 7 1 1 10 1 0 1 44 1 0 124
Cowart, Kaleb proj: 113 20 6 1 2 8 1 1 2 37 2 1 125
Cozart, Zack 2018: 224 49 13 2 5 19 3 0 7 42 0 0 253
Cozart, Zack proj: 231 58 12 2 7 17 2 2 2 41 2 0 254
Despaigne, Odrisamer 2018: 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Despaigne, Odrisamer proj: 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Fernandez, Jose 2018: 116 31 8 0 2 6 0 0 1 15 1 0 123
Fernandez, Jose proj: 116 31 8 0 2 6 0 0 1 15 1 0 123
Fletcher, David 2018: 284 78 18 2 1 15 2 3 3 34 3 0 307
Fletcher, David proj: 284 78 18 2 1 15 2 3 3 34 3 0 307
Fontana, Nolan 2018: 11 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 12
Fontana, Nolan proj: 11 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 12
Graterol, Juan 2018: 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Graterol, Juan proj: 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Heaney, Andrew 2018: 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 8
Heaney, Andrew proj: 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 8
Hermosillo, Michael 2018: 57 12 4 0 1 3 0 0 2 17 0 1 62
Hermosillo, Michael proj: 57 12 4 0 1 3 0 0 2 17 0 1 62
Hudson, Joe 2018: 12 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
Hudson, Joe proj: 12 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
Johnson, Sherman 2018: 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 11
Johnson, Sherman proj: 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 11
Kinsler, Ian 2018: 355 85 20 0 13 30 2 0 4 40 9 4 391
Kinsler, Ian proj: 349 95 20 2 12 33 3 2 4 48 12 3 391
Maldonado, Martin 2018: 265 59 14 0 5 13 1 1 10 73 0 1 290
Maldonado, Martin proj: 260 57 11 0 8 19 1 3 6 71 0 1 289
Marte, Jefry 2018: 194 42 7 1 7 13 0 0 2 41 1 1 209
Marte, Jefry proj: 189 42 9 0 9 15 1 1 3 45 1 1 209
McGuire, Deck 2018: 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
McGuire, Deck proj: 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Ohtani, Shohei 2018: 326 93 21 2 22 37 1 0 2 102 10 4 367
Ohtani, Shohei proj: 326 93 21 2 22 37 1 0 2 102 10 4 366
Pena, Felix 2018: 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6
Pena, Felix proj: 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 6
Pujols, Albert 2018: 465 114 20 0 19 28 3 0 2 65 1 0 498
Pujols, Albert proj: 435 131 27 1 27 55 5 0 4 52 5 2 499
Rivera, Rene 2018: 82 20 4 0 4 4 0 0 1 32 0 0 87
Rivera, Rene proj: 80 18 4 0 2 5 1 1 1 23 0 0 88
Schimpf, Ryan 2018: 5 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 7
Schimpf, Ryan proj: 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 7
Simmons, Andrelton 2018: 554 162 26 5 11 35 5 1 5 44 10 2 600
Simmons, Andrelton proj: 553 149 26 4 10 37 5 2 3 54 9 4 600
Trout, Mike 2018: 471 147 24 4 39 122 4 0 10 124 24 2 608
Trout, Mike proj: 504 154 29 6 31 90 6 0 8 130 25 4 608
Upton, Justin 2018: 533 137 18 1 30 64 6 0 10 176 8 2 613
Upton, Justin proj: 539 144 29 3 26 63 5 0 6 155 13 5 613
Valbuena, Luis 2018: 266 53 9 0 9 19 2 0 1 100 3 0 288
Valbuena, Luis proj: 254 57 14 1 9 30 2 1 2 64 1 1 289
Ward, Taylor 2018: 135 24 3 0 6 9 0 0 3 45 2 0 147
Ward, Taylor proj: 135 24 3 0 6 9 0 0 3 45 2 0 147
Young Jr., Eric 2018: 109 22 4 2 1 6 1 0 1 28 5 1 117
Young Jr., Eric proj: 105 26 4 1 1 9 0 2 1 21 10 2 117
Young, Chris 2018: 113 19 2 1 6 11 1 1 2 37 2 0 128
Young, Chris proj: 113 27 7 1 5 13 1 0 1 29 3 1 128
2018 TEAM TOTALS: 5472 1323 249 23 214 514 39 7 73 1300 89 22 6108
PROJECTED: 5455 1402 284 29 212 531 41 21 64 1195 105 33 6112
difference: +17 -79 -35 -6 +2 -17 -2 -14 +9 +105 -16 -11 -4
Man AB H 2B 3B HR BB SF SH HBP SO SB CS PA


Assorted Team Stats:
Stat Actual Projected
Batting Average: .242 .257
Slugging Average: .413 .436
Walks (per PA): .084 .087
SOs (per PA): .213 .196
On-Base Average: .313 .327
Power Factor: 1.71 1.7
OPS: .726 .763
TOP Runs (to date): 712 775

Runs differential:
Actual TOP 63 less than Projected TOP.




  Advertisement:


  Advertisement:



Want detailed, careful, unhysterical analysis of the effects of "Performance-Enhancing Drugs" in baseball? Click here to visit the Steroids & Baseball web site.

All content copyright © 2002 - 2018 by The Owlcroft Company.

This web page is strictly compliant with the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) Extensible HyperText Markup Language (XHTML) Protocol v1.0 (Transitional) and the W3C Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Protocol v3 — because we care about interoperability. Click on the logos below to test us!



This page was last modified on Monday, 1 October 2018, at 7:07 am Pacific Time.