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Linear Weights Saturdays 5/20 (Special Sunday Edition)

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Trying to play catchup after being horribly bogged down the last two days. These numbers do not include last nights game.

Player Value Added VA/PA Change
Russell Martin 8.635 .053 1.699
Jeff Kent 5.001 .030 1.037
Andy LaRoche 1.824 .044 -.099
Olmedo Saenz 1.596 .040 .302
Luis Gonzalez 1.136 .007 1.323
Rafael Furcal 1.058 .007 7.788
Wilson Betemit .773 .009 2.738
Matt Kemp .697 .044 .000
Andre Ethier -.930 -.007 -.561
Marlon Anderson -.943 -.047 .000
Brady Clark -1.449 -.031 -.072
Nomar Garciaparra -1.623 -.009 -.424
Mike Lieberthal -2.214 -.111 -.500
Wilson Valdez -2.712 -.048 -.500
Ramon Martinez -4.953 -.083 -.185
Juan Pierre -7.031 -.036 -1.587

The Dodgers actually hit well for the first time in a month. The standout player this week was Rafael Furcal who contributed 7.77 runs above average, smashing the previous record by over two runs. Furcal entered the week as the Dodgers least productive hitter, and in one week managed to become qualified as "above average".

Another surprise entrant into the positive category is Wilson Betemit, despite the fact that he was only hitting .194 heading into yesterdays game. Amazing what a few walks and home runs will do for you.

All in all, this was probably the best week offensively for the Dodgers this season.