|August 2, 2003
This graph is eerily similar to the American League version, though the AL graph is more extreme. The Dodgers are the NL equivalent of the Tigers for "off the chart" bad offense, and the Mets and Indians have similar offensive postions (that is, really bad but not the worst). The Braves, Cards and Rockies are the Red Sox, Blue Jays and Yankees of the NL. Remember, however, that this graph does not correct for ballpark factors.
Among other teams, Pat Burrell's strange lost season is reflected in the Phillies' average slugging percentage (clearly their biggest weakness). THe Padres have also achieved league-average OBP, but their SLG holds them back. Their differential against Base Runs holds them back even more.