The Only Rule Is It Has To Work

What would happen if two statistics-minded outsiders were allowed to run a professional baseball team?

THE ONLY RULE IS IT HAS TO WORK

Our Wild Experiment Building A New Kind of Baseball Team

“Brutally honest . . . blissfully funny.” 
—Nate Silver

“A terrific read.” 
—Ken Rosenthal

The Only Rule Is It Has To Work

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Statistics

Statistics from the Sonoma Stompers 2015 Season.

External Links

Pointstreak: Official Pacific Association Stats
The Grapevine: Stompers Internal Stats Site
Pacific Association PITCHf/x leaderboard
Pacific Association HITf/x leaderboard
Behind the Spreadsheet
Chris Long's College Stats Analysis
Ideal candidates for the five-man infield
Ideal candidates for the four-man outfield

First-Half Standings

Team

W

L

PCT

GB

Sonoma Stompers

26

11

.703

San Rafael Pacifics

19

19

.500

7.5

Pittsburg Diamonds

18

20

.474

8.5

Vallejo Admirals

13

26

.333

14

Second-Half Standings

Team

W

L

PCT

GB

San Rafael Pacifics

29

11

.725

Pittsburg Diamonds

20

19

.513

8.5

Sonoma Stompers

18

22

.450

11

Vallejo Admirals

12

27

.308

16.5

Overall Standings

Team

W

L

PCT

GB

San Rafael Pacifics

48

30

.615

Sonoma Stompers

44

33

.571

3.5

Pittsburg Diamonds

38

39

.494

9.5

Vallejo Admirals

25

53

.321

23

Stompers Hitters

Name

G

PA

H

HR

SB

BB%

K%

AVG

OBP

SLG

OPS

wRC+

Mark Hurley

74

326

90

9

11

5.2

17.8

.302

.362

.466

.828

128

Gered Mochizuki

69

314

77

5

2

15.9

17.5

.303

.414

.421

.835

122

Matt Hibbert

68

311

79

4

32

10.6

15.4

.306

.418

.415

.833

138

Daniel Baptista

65

280

81

6

0

7.9

19.3

.321

.386

.425

.811

115

Isaac Wenrich

58

260

69

10

4

9.2

24.6

.296

.365

.481

.846

117

Yuki Yasuda

57

252

61

0

16

15.9

15.1

.307

.448

.367

.815

139

Kristian Gayday

57

227

47

3

0

10.6

22.5

.237

.330

.328

.658

91

T.J. Gavlik

50

188

38

3

4

10.6

13.3

.235

.324

.321

.645

67

Joel Carranza

44

197

64

10

0

6.6

19.3

.358

.406

.575

.981

156

Andrew Parker

33

125

21

5

0

13.6

29.6

.206

.344

.382

.726

102

Fehlandt Lentini

32

148

39

5

6

4.7

14.2

.289

.345

.459

.804

119

Taylor Eads

29

113

18

0

3

17.7

30.1

.205

.345

.307

.652

79

Sergio Miranda

25

114

25

0

1

16.7

10.5

.281

.421

.326

.747

125

Brennan Metzger

18

86

31

1

5

12.8

17.4

.292

.407

.389

.796

141

Peter Bowles

17

54

8

0

0

5.6

29.6

.160

.222

.180

.402

9

Eddie Mora-Loera

9

37

6

0

1

18.9

24.3

.214

.405

.250

.655

88

Connor Jones

9

34

7

2

0

8.8

44.1

.226

.294

.419

.713

61

Chad Bunting

7

26

5

0

3

0.0

11.5

.200

.231

.240

.471

16

Matt Rubino

6

17

4

0

0

17.7

11.8

.308

.471

.308

.779

115

Keith Kandel

5

20

5

1

1

10.0

15.0

.278

.350

.500

.850

111

Jose Canseco

2

8

2

1

0

0.0

12.5

.250

.250

.625

.875

95

Tommy Lyons

1

5

2

0

0

0.0

20.0

.500

.600

.500

1.100

195

Jon Rand Jr.

1

1

0

0

0

0.0

0.0

.000

.000

.000

.000

−113

Aritz Garcia

1

4

0

0

0

25.0

25.0

.000

.250

.000

.250

133

Stompers Pitchers

Name

IP

G

GS

BF

BB%

K%

BABIP

ERA

WHIP

K/BB

FIP

Gregory Paulino

93.3

16

15

383

6.3

22.7

.279

3.76

1.19

3.48

3.78

Eric Schwieger

89.7

15

15

394

6.6

17.3

.319

6.63

1.46

2.62

4.35

Mike Jackson Jr.

82.0

16

14

360

6.4

20.0

.380

4.72

1.56

3.13

3.41

Matt Walker

64.7

15

10

300

10.0

12.7

.321

6.40

1.75

1.27

5.75

Sean Conroy

60.0

22

4

244

4.9

21.3

.237

2.70

0.95

3.47

3.00

Paul Hvozdovic

49.3

17

6

218

5.5

16.5

.321

4.93

1.43

3.00

3.98

Santos Saldivar

48.3

13

5

201

8.5

28.9

.353

2.05

1.27

3.41

2.23

Erik Gonsalves

40.0

22

0

198

11.1

16.7

.370

4.95

1.85

1.43

3.99

Jon Rand Jr.

38.3

20

0

181

8.8

14.4

.333

5.87

1.71

1.63

4.84

Jeff Conley

32.0

7

6

152

10.5

16.4

.346

6.47

1.84

1.56

4.74

Dylan Stoops

23.0

7

0

96

9.4

30.2

.351

3.13

1.30

2.90

1.97

Ryusuke Kikusawa

17.0

8

1

79

15.2

17.7

.346

7.94

1.88

1.17

5.07

Cole Warren

13.3

7

0

61

14.8

19.7

.333

6.08

1.77

1.33

4.37

Jerome Godsey

10.7

7

0

42

9.5

16.7

.241

2.53

1.20

1.75

4.42

Josh McCauley

3.7

2

0

23

13.0

8.7

.471

12.27

4.00

0.67

7.65

Eric Mozeika

2.0

1

0

8

0.0

25.0

.200

4.50

1.00

6.74

T. J. Gavlik

2.0

1

0

9

0.0

22.2

.429

0.00

1.50

1.64

End-of-Season Awards

Most Valuable Player

Matt Chavez, Pacifics

Pitcher of the Year

Max Beatty, Pacifics

Rookie of the Year

Mark Hurley, Stompers

Relief Pitcher of the Year

Sean Conroy, Stompers

Manager of the Year

Aaron Miles, Diamonds

Defensive Players of the Year

P: Sean Conroy, Stompers

C: Isaac Wenrich, Stompers

1B: Daniel Baptista, Stompers

2B: Yuki Yasuda, Stompers

3B: T.J. Gavlik, Stompers

SS: Danny Gonzalez, Pacifics

LF: Mark Hurley, Stompers

CF: Zack Pace, Pacifics

RF: Matt Hibbert, Stompers



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