by Steve Mancuso

Get your week off to a great stat: Where does Reds pitching rank overall?

Up-to-date standings for team pitching xwOBA (quality of contact allowed, plus walks and strikeouts). This includes starters and relievers for all of 2019:

  1. LA Dodgers (.284)
  2. Tampa Bay Rays (.289)
  3. Houston Astros (.291)
  4. NY Mets (.300)
  5. Cincinnati Reds (.303)
  6. Cleveland Indians (.305)
  7. NY Yankees (.308)
  8. Minnesota Twins (.309)
  9. San Diego Padres (.312)
  10. Washington Nationals (.313)
  11. Atlanta Braves (.314)

Guess the Reds front office needs to focus on the hitting next year.

[Photo: https://twitter.com/Reds/status/1153416779424829442]

Steve Mancuso is a lifelong Reds fan who grew up during the Big Red Machine era. He’s been writing about the Reds for more than ten years. Steve’s fondest memories about the Reds include attending a couple 1975 World Series games, being at Homer Bailey’s second no-hitter and going nuts for Jay Bruce at Clinchmas. Steve was also at all three games of the 2012 NLDS, but it’s too soon to talk about that.