Here’s a ray of sunshine on a dreary day after the Royals lose their fifth in a row – your Kansas City Royals lead the American League in Don’t Make Outs (DMO)!
What is DMO? It’s a stat I made up that adds base-running skills to OBP, and punishes for GDP. I made it in order to get a clearer picture of a player’s total offensive performance.
The formula is: (H+HBP+BB+SB-CS-GDP-PO)/PA. The stat is expressed as a decimal, and in most cases will be close to OBP. It will drop or rise significantly for players that steal lots of bases or GDP a lot.
Here are the AL totals for 2011 so far (last night’s games not included). I have included OBP as a reference:
Update: Corrected for IBB and added PO
For reference, last year the Royals were middle of the pack, and in 2009 they were next to last in this stat.
Individual Royals players (GO Dyson!):
Update: corrected for IBB and added PO