We’ve played seven games. It’s still very early in the season. Here are some statistics:
- Angel Pagan’s wRC+ of two — two! — is pretty impressive. In 29 plate appearances, Pagan has just three hits — two doubles and a single.
- Both Pablo Sandoval and Melky Cabrera have already accrued 0.5 fWAR. That rate, over a full season, gives you something like a 11.5 win season.
- Matt Cain’s K/BB (strikeout per walk ratio) is 7.50, and while that’s quite good, Jered Weaver has pitched even better — 14 IP, 17 K, 1 BB. Follow-up point: Matt Cain is really good.
- So far, the average relief pitcher in the league has thrown his fastball 55.6% of the time; Santiago Cassilla has thrown his 87% of the time. Casilla also holds the honor for the best average fastball velocity (96.1 mph) on the staff.
- The Giants have scored 38 runs; they have allowed 36 runs. The Giants didn’t score 38 total runs until game #10 in 2011. Starting the season in places like Arizona and Colorado has clearly helped run scoring.
- (H/T to @jp_on_rye) Is there a weirder batting slash (BA/OBP/SLG) than Nate Schierholtz’s 308/.286/.769? I’m also enjoying Manny Burriss’ .273/.273/.273 line because it’s just so Burriss.
Do you have a favorite SSS stat? Post it in the comments.