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Giants Lead MLB in Meaningless Stat

Seeing the Giants score half their runs without accompanying RBIs in the last game of the season made me decide to revisit an observation I'd made around ten or so games into the season, and see how the Giants' percentage of non-RBI runs stacked up against the rest of MLB...

 


Runs RBI Diff %
SFN 657 612 45 6.85
NYN 671 631 40 5.96
FLA 772 727 45 5.83
BOS 872 822 50 5.73
MIN 811 765 46 5.67
CLE 773 730 43 5.56
COL 804 760 44 5.47
CIN 673 637 36 5.35
SDN 638 604 34 5.33
LAN 780 739 41 5.26
STL 730 694 36 4.93
ATL 735 700 35 4.76
LAA 883 841 42 4.76
OAK 759 723 36 4.74
TBA 803 765 38 4.73
ARI 720 686 34 4.72
TEX 784 748 36 4.59
BAL 741 708 33 4.45
KCA 686 657 29 4.23
SEA 640 613 27 4.22
HOU 643 616 27 4.2
CHN 707 678 29 4.1
TOR 798 766 32 4.01
CHA 724 695 29 4.01
PHI 820 788 32 3.9
PIT 636 612 24 3.77
NYA 915 882 33 3.61
MIL 785 757 28 3.57
WAS 710 685 25 3.52
DET 738 713 25 3.39

I'm not seeing any really strong correlations here... I guess there are mostly good-ish teams at the top, though you run into Cleveland, Cincinnati, and San Diego in the top 10, and the Yankees and Phillies are near the bottom.  But the Giants do seem like a pretty clear outlier, for whatever it's worth.  Even if you credit back 5 extra RBI from the aforementioned stretch early in the season, the Giants would still lead the majors.  So, yeah.  Just thought it was interesting.

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