Sabermetrician Lee Sinins, whose online sabermetric encyclopedia is a must, each week sends out his hitting and pitching leaders. Hitters Runs Created are RCAA, Pitchers’ runs saved, RSAA. The leaders, and trailers, on August 25, also known as Chuck Berry’s birthday.
NATIONAL LEAGUE AMERICAN LEAGUE
Goldschmidt, Ar. 47 Cabrera, Det. 82
Votto, Cinn 46 Trout, LAA 71
McCutcheon, Pitts 46 Davis, Balt 67
Wright, NYM 38 Ortiz, Bos 40
M. Carpenter, StL 37 Beltre, Tex 39
Kershaw, LAD 39 Scherzer, Det 30
Harvey, NYM 26 Hernandez, Sea 27
Fernandez, Mia 26 Darvish, Tex 67
Wainwright, StL 22 Sanchez, Det 27
Corbin, Ari 21 Kuroda, NYY 25
1. What exactly did Dave Dombrowski give up for Scherzer and Sanchez?
2. Some will hate Scherzer’s ratings, given some obsessions about the “meaningless” statistic known as wins, as if winning games and being the best pitcher cannot intertwine.