Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets for 2020

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 01: Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets and Bryce Harper #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies during a game at Citizens Bank Park on September 1, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 01: Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets and Bryce Harper #3 of the Philadelphia Phillies during a game at Citizens Bank Park on September 1, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /
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The Numerical Bible:  

This Phillies review is not a sabermetrics article, which means no heavy statistical analysis. But because some readers rely on stats, this is only a reference: no reason to articulate the importance of these numbers.

Phillies added pitching and Mets deducted pitching:

  • Wheeler, 29.5: 31 Gms., 195 1/3 Inn., 11-8, a 3.96 ERA, a 3.48 FIP, a 4.06 xFIP, a 4.20 SIERA, a 4.7 fWAR and a 1.26 WHIP.

Phillies added hitting:       

  • *Gregorius, 29.5: 82 Gms., 344 PA, a .238 Avg., a .276 OBP, a .441 SLG, a .204 ISO, a .237 BABIP, 16 HR, 61 RBI, a .718 OPS and a 0.9 fWAR.
    * Injury-riddled season.

Phillies deducted hitting:

  • *Herrera, 28: 39 Gms., 139 PA, a .222 Avg., a 288 OBP, a .344 SLG, a .118 ISO, a .290 BABIP, 1 HR, 16 RBI, a .629 OPS and a -0.4 fWAR.
  • Hernandez, 29.5: 161 Gms., 667 PA, a .279 Avg., a .333 OBP, a .408 SLG, a .129 ISO, a .313 BABIP, 14 HR, 71 RBI, a .741 OPS and a 2.1 fWAR.
  • Franco, 27.5: 123 Gms., 428 PA, a .234 Avg., a .297 OBP, a .409 SLG, a .175 ISO, a .236 BABIP, 17 HR, 56 RBI, a .705 OPS and a -0.5 fWAR.
  • *Suspended for balance of 2019.

Mets added pitching:

  • Porcello, 31: 32 Gms., 174 1/3 Inn., 14-12, a 5.52 ERA, a 4.76 FIP, a 5.14 xFIP, a 4.86 SIERA, a 1.8 fWAR and a 1.39 WHIP.
  • Wacha, 28.5: 29 Gms. (5 relief), 126 2/3 Inn., 6-7, a 4.76 ERA, a 5.61 FIP, a 4.80 xFIP, a 5.08 SIERA, a -0.2 fWAR and a 1.56 WHIP.
  • *Brach, 33.5: 58 Gms., 54 1/3 Inn., 6 Holds, a 5.47 ERA, a 3.73 FIP, a 4.68 xFIP, a 4.58 SIERA, a 0.7 fWAR and a 1.62 WHIP.
  • * All in relief

Mets rebounding relievers:

  • Diaz, 25.5: 66 Gms., 58 Inn., a 5.59 ERA, 26 Saves, 7 BS, a 4.51 FIP, a 3.07 xFIP, a 2.63 SIERA, a 0.0 fWAR and a 1.38 WHIP.
  • Familia, 30: 66 Gms., 60 Inn., a 5.70 ERA, 14 Holds, a 4.88 FIP, a 4.99 xFIP, a 5.05 SIERA, a -0.2 fWAR and a 1.73 WHIP.

Mets added hitting:     

  • Marisnick, 28.5: 120 Gms., 318 PA, a .233 Avg., a .289 OBP, a .411 SLG, a .178 ISO, a .310 BABIP, 10 HR, 34 RBI, a .700 OPS and a 1.1 fWAR.

Mets deducted hitting: 

  • Frazier, almost 34: 133 Gms., 499 PA, a .251 Avg., a .329 OBP, a .443 SLG, a .192 ISO, a .284 BABIP, 21 HR, 67 RBI, a .772 OPS and a 1.9 fWAR.

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