NL West: Statistician

A most-intriguing statistical breakdown of the NL West.

A most-intriguing statistical breakdown of the NL West.

Every year, Athlon Sports gives baseball fans some intriguing numbers to keep an eye on for all 30 major league clubs. Today, we look at the N.L. West division.

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Arizona Diamondbacks

1,529: Strikeouts by Arizona batters last season, a major league record and 130 more than the previous record (Milwaukee, 2001).

.310: Lefty Kelly Johnson’s batting average against left-handed pitchers in 2010.

4: Diamondbacks with at least 25 homers last year, although two — Mark Reynolds and Adam LaRoche — are gone.

10: Assists by center fielder Chris Young, a career-high.

12: New additions likely to stick on the Opening Day roster after the offseason shakeup.

.183: Opponents’ batting average off Daniel Hudson in his 11 starts for the D-backs last season.

$14.31: Average ticket price in Arizona, the lowest in major league baseball, according to Team Marketing Report.

48: Players used in 2010 by the Diamondbacks, including a team-record 28 pitchers.

Colorado Rockies

58: One-run games played by the Rockies, the most of any team in the majors last season. They went 28–30 in those games.

.226: Road batting average by the Rockies, the lowest in the NL last season. Their 291 runs on the road were the second-fewest, ahead of only the Pirates (254).

1,234: Strikeouts by the Rockies’ pitchers last season, the single-season high in the franchise’s 18-year history, breaking the old record of 1,154 set in 2009.

128: Pitches, a career-high, thrown by Ubaldo Jimenez in his no-hitter on April 17 at Atlanta. It was the first no-hitter in Rockies history and came in the franchise’s 2,703rd game.

138: Strikeouts last year for Jhoulys Chacin, a record for a Rockies rookie. The old mark of 134 strikeouts was set by Shawn Chacon in 2001. Chacin’s 3.28 ERA also was the lowest ERA by a Rockies starter in his rookie season.

6: Complete games for the Rockies this year, four by Ubaldo Jimenez. That is the most complete games by a Rockies pitcher since Pedro Astacio had four in 2001.

8: Outfield assists last season by Carlos Gonzalez, including five from left field, one from center field and two from right field.

77: Extra-base hits for Gonzalez last season, second in the National League to Albert Pujols (82). home runs.

Los Angeles Dodgers

120: Home runs hit by the Dodgers last season; only one team in the National League (Houston) hit fewer.

24: Pitchers used by the Dodgers in 2010 (10 started at least one game).

302: Appearances over the past four seasons for new Dodger reliever Matt Guerrier.

4: Managers in eight seasons since Frank and Jamie McCourt bought the Dodgers (Jim Tracy, Grady Little, Joe Torre and now Don Mattingly).

6: Managers in the preceding 50 seasons (Walter Alston, Tommy Lasorda, Bill Russell, Glenn Hoffman, Davey Johnson and Tracy).

3.90: Staff ERA since Rick Honeycutt became pitching coach in 2006 (lowest in the majors).

204: Consecutive games played by Matt Kemp (through the end of the 2010 season), the longest active streak in the majors.

170: Times Kemp struck out in 2010, a club record.

San Diego Padres

2: Number of home runs Adrian Gonzalez needed to tie Nate Colbert’s franchise record.

10: Consecutive losses in late August/early September.

14-23: Padres’ record down the stretch, costing them the NL West lead.

20: Shutouts by the Padres’ staff in 2010, tying 2007 franchise record.

40: Holds by Luke Gregerson, an MLB record.

111: Holds by the Padres’ bullpen, the most in big league history.

45-36: Padres’ record at home and on the road.

90: Victories for the 2010 Padres, just the fourth time the team has won that many games.

.988: The Padres’ 2010 fielding percentage, the best in the NL and second to the Yankees in MLB.

San Francisco Giants

1: Errors committed by Andres Torres since 2003.

80-24: The Giants’ record when they scored three runs or more, the best winning percentage (.769) in the majors.

1,331: Strikeouts by the Giants’ staff, which led the majors and broke the franchise record for the second consecutive season.

100: Runs scored for Aubrey Huff, the most by a Giant since Barry Bonds’ last MVP season in 2004.

37: Come-from-behind victories in 2010, not including five in the postseason.

4: Shutouts for the Giants in the postseason, matching the 1998 Yankees and the 1905 New York Giants for the most in major league history.

2: Shutouts for the Giants in the World Series, the most since the 1966 Baltimore Orioles blanked the Dodgers in three of four games.

56: Years the Giants had gone since their last World Series triumph in 1954 — the third-longest drought in baseball, behind only the Indians (1948) and Cubs (1908).

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