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The V-Ratings (The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB) – The Worst Teams in MLB History

by James Vlietstra

June 23, 2021

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Introducing V-Rating:

The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB



Background: I have sifted through the numbers to determine who the best offensive players have been in Major League history by using runs produced, total bases, walks, hit by pitches, net stolen bases, grounding into double plays, and sacrifices to determine the most productive players per at bat.

I call this new formula The V-Rating.

TODAY I provide, in rank order from highest to lowest, a detailed list of

Way back in high school math class I learned about algebra. The numerator is divided by the denominator. The formula used for determining a player’s V-Rating includes runs produced plus total bases plus net stolen bases plus walks plus hit-by-pitch minus grounded-into-double plays divided by plate appearances minus sacrifices.

Here’s the V-Rating of some of the traditionally worst teams in Major League history:

1942 Phillies .463

1909 Senators .474

1909 Doves .489

1904 Senators .498

1941 Phillies .521

1952 Pirates .531

1916 A’s .534

1945 Phillies .542

1915 A’s .551

1939 Phillies .556

1938 Phillies .557

1935 Braves .561

1919 A’s .562

1911 Browns .576

2003 Tigers .579

1962 Mets .581

1932 Red Sox .584

2019 Tigers .586

2018 Orioles .599

1928 Phillies .643

1939 Browns .645

1911 Rustlers .660

1937 Browns .672

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PREVIOUS POSTS IN SERIES:

Introducing V-Rating (The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB)

The V-Ratings (The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB) of Every Hall-of-Fame Batter

The V-Ratings (The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB) – Players Who Should Be Considered For the Hall-of-Fame

The V-Ratings (The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB) – Monument Park Worthy?

The V-Ratings (The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB) – The 10,000 Club!

The V-Ratings (The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB) – The Greatest Single Seasons!

The V-Ratings (The Ultimate Offensive Metric In MLB) – Recent Stars

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NEXT WEEK – I will bring you the best (non-Yankees) teams in the history of Major League Baseball.

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I welcome your comments and a great discussion!

#VRating

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