The L.A. Dodgers have been having a hellacious time driving in baserunners this season. Going into Monday night’s action, they are tied for sixth in the Majors with a .335 team OBP. However, they are next to last in runs per game, at 3.47. So, it shouldn’t surprise you to read that they are 28th in the league in OPS with men on base (.656), and also 28th with men in scoring position (.618).
Add it all up and the Dodgers have driven in only 23% of their baserunners this season (RS%), far below the MLB average of 30%:
Note: RS% = (R-HR)/(H+HBP+BB-HR)
Here are the only teams to drive in no more than 25% of their baserunners over a full season:
|* Also had 39 HBP. HBP data unavailable for other teams|
As you can see, only one team since 1972 has driven in 25% or less of their baserunners . . . the woeful 2010 Mariners who finished 61-101, and only the ’68 Braves finished at or above .500.