Who made the Nats' all-time leaderboard?

Who made the Nats' all-time leaderboard?
November 1, 2012, 8:45 am
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This has become one of my favorite annual blog posts: the revised Nationals all-time statistical leaderboard. It's both a fun trip down memory lane and (these days) a reminder of how far the organization has come from its humble past.

Some of the categories are stats of longevity (games played, home runs, wins, saves). Some of them are stats of performance over a minimum number of plate appearances or innings pitched (batting average, OPS, ERA, WHIP). And new this year is the all-encompassing WAR stat, which attempts to show exactly how many wins (above the mythical replacement player) one person has been responsible for over their Nationals careers (you'll notice I also included the two players in Nationals history with the lowest WAR figures.)

With each passing season, new players join the top-10 leaderboards while others get lopped off the bottom. As always, I offer the advance warning that reading these names may cause such extreme emotional reactions as laughter, sobbing and possibly spontaneous combustion.

So with that, here are the Nationals' updated all-time stat leaderboards...



BATTING
 GAMES PLAYED
  1. Ryan Zimmerman     2005-12       990
  2. Cristian Guzman    2005-10       550
  3. Ian Desmond        2009-12       459
  4. Nick Johnson       2005-09       414
  5. Willie Harris      2008-10       409
  6. Austin Kearns      2006-09       390
  7. Roger Bernadina    2008-12       383
  8. Michael Morse      2009-12       378
  9. Brian Schneider    2005-07       369
 10. Danny Espinosa     2010-12       346

 HOME RUNS            
  1. Ryan Zimmerman     2005-12       153
  2. Adam Dunn          2009-10        76
  3. Michael Morse      2009-12        67
  4. Nick Johnson       2005-09        49
  5. Ian Desmond        2009-12        47
  6. Alfonso Soriano    2006           46
  7. Danny Espinosa     2010-12        44
  8. Josh Willingham    2009-10        40
  9. Adam LaRoche       2011-12        36
 10. Austin Kearns      2006-09        34
     Ryan Church        2005-07        34

 RBI                  
  1. Ryan Zimmerman     2005-12       593
  2. Nick Johnson       2005-09       215
  3. Michael Morse      2009-12       208
     Adam Dunn          2009-10       208
  5. Ian Desmond        2009-12       199
  6. Cristian Guzman    2005-10       177
  7. Austin Kearns      2006-09       159
  8. Brian Schneider    2005-07       153
  9. Ryan Church        2005-07       147
 10. Danny Espinosa     2010-12       137

 HITS                 
  1. Ryan Zimmerman     2005-12     1,110
  2. Cristian Guzman    2005-09       581
  3. Ian Desmond        2009-12       462
  4. Nick Johnson       2005-09       404
  5. Michael Morse      2009-12       366
  6. Austin Kearns      2006-09       311
  7. Danny Espinosa     2010-12       304
  8. Felipe Lopez       2006-08       301
  9. Brian Schneider    2005-07       300
 10. Adam Dunn          2009-10       291

 STOLEN BASES
  1. Ian Desmond        2009-12        64
  2. Nyjer Morgan       2009-10        58
  3. Roger Bernadina    2008-12        53
  4. Felipe Lopez       2006-08        49
  5. Alfonso Soriano    2006           41
  6. Danny Espinosa     2010-12        37
  7. Ryan Zimmerman     2005-12        30
  8. Willie Harris      2008-10        29
  9. Jayson Werth       2011-12        27
 10. Lastings Milledge  2008-09        25
     Nook Logan         2006-07        25

 BATTING AVERAGE (min. 500 PA)
  1. Dmitri Young       2007-08      .310
  2. Michael Morse      2009-12      .294
  3. Ryan Zimmerman     2005-12      .287
  4. Nick Johnson       2005-09      .286
  5. Jose Vidro         2005-06      .284
  6. Cristian Guzman    2005-10      .282
  7. Ronnie Belliard    2007-09      .281
  8. Nyjer Morgan       2009-10      .280
  9. Ryan Church        2005-07      .277
     Alfonso Soriano    2006         .277
     ------------------------------------
 33. Willie Harris      2008-10      .229

 ON-BASE PERCENTAGE (min. 500 PA)
  1. Nick Johnson       2005-09      .416
  2. Dmitri Young       2007-08      .382
  3. Adam Dunn          2009-10      .378
  4. Josh Willingham    2009-10      .377
  5. Elijah Dukes       2008-09      .359
  6. Ryan Church        2005-07      .354
  7. Ryan Zimmerman     2005-12      .353
  8. Alfonso Soriano    2006         .351
     Brad Wilkerson     2005         .351
 10. Jayson Werth       2011-12      .349
     ------------------------------------
 33. Jesus Flores       2007-12      .289

 SLUGGING PERCENTAGE (min. 500 PA)
  1. Alfonso Soriano    2006         .560
  2. Adam Dunn          2009-10      .533
  3. Michael Morse      2009-12      .514
  4. Ryan Zimmerman     2005-12      .479
     Josh Willingham    2009-10      .479
  6. Ryan Church        2005-07      .478
  7. Bryce Harper       2012         .477
  8. Nick Johnson       2005-09      .471
  8. Dmitri Young       2007-08      .469
 10. Adam LaRoche       2011-12      .457
     ------------------------------------
 33. Wil Nieves         2008-10      .315

 OPS (min. 500 PA)
  1. Alfonso Soriano    2006         .911
  2. Adam Dunn          2009-10      .910
  3. Nick Johnson       2005-09      .886
  4. Michael Morse      2009-12      .857
  5. Josh Willingham    2009-10      .856
  6. Dmitri Young       2007-08      .851
  7. Ryan Zimmerman     2005-12      .832
  8. Ryan Church        2005-07      .831
  9. Bryce Harper       2012         .817
 10. Adam LaRoche       2011-12      .788
     Elijah Dukes       2008-09      .788
     ------------------------------------
 33. Wil Nieves         2008-10      .608

PITCHING
 WINS
  1. Livan Hernandez    05-06, 09-11   44
  2. John Lannan        2007-12        42
  3. Jordan Zimmermann  2009-12        24
  4. Tyler Clippard     2008-12        21
     Stephen Strasburg  2010-12        21
     Gio Gonzalez       2012           21
  7. Jon Rauch          2005-08        18
  8. Tony Armas         2005-06        16
     Ross Detwiler      2007, 2009-12  16
 10. Craig Stammen      2009-12        15

 LOSSES
  1. John Lannan        2007-12        52
  2. Livan Hernandez    05-06, 09-11   47
  3. Jordan Zimmermann  2009-12        26
  4. Jason Bergmann     2005-10        24
  5. Ross Detwiler      2007, 2009-12  22
  6. Tony Armas         2005-06        19
  7. Luis Ayala         2005-08        17
     Tim Redding        2007-08        17
     Tyler Clippard     2008-12        17
 10. Collin Balester    2008-11        16
     Ramon Ortiz        2006           16

 INNINGS PITCHED
  1. Livan Hernandez    05-06, 09-11  828.2
  2. John Lannan        2005-12       783.2
  3. Jordan Zimmermann  2009-12       479.1
  4. Jason Bergmann     2005-10       389.2
  5. Ross Detwiler      2007, 2009-12 336.2
  6. Craig Stammen      2009-12       332.1
  7. Tyler Clippard     2008-12       322.2
  8. Saul Rivera        2006-09       275.2
  9. John Patterson     2005-07       270.1
 10. Tim Redding        2007-08       266.0

 APPEARANCES
  1. Tyler Clippard     2008-12       267
  2. Saul Rivera        2006-09       245
     Sean Burnett       2009-12       245
  4. Jon Rauch          2005-08       236
  5. Chad Cordero       2005-08       224
  6. Luis Ayala         2005-08       174
  7. Drew Storen        2010-12       164
  8. Jason Bergmann     2005-10       155
  9. Jesus Colome       2007-09       138
 10. John Lannan        2007-12       134

 GAMES STARTED
  1. John Lannan        2007-12       134
  2. Livan Hernandez    05-06, 09-11  129
  3. Jordan Zimmermann  2009-12        81
  4. Ross Detwiler      2007, 2009-12  56
  5. Jason Bergmann     2005-10        50
  6. Tony Armas         2005-06        49
  7. Tim Redding        2007-08        48
  8. John Patterson     2005-07        46
  9. Stephen Strasburg  2010-12        45
 10. Matt Chico         2007-10        40

 STRIKEOUTS
  1. Livan Hernandez    05-06, 09-11  476
  2. John Lannan        2007-12       410
  3. Jordan Zimmermann  2009-12       396
  4. Tyler Clippard     2008-12       375
  5. Stephen Strasburg  2010-12       313
  6. Jason Bergmann     2005-10       299
  7. John Patterson     2005-07       242
  8. Craig Stammen      2009-12       232
  9. Jon Rauch          2005-08       224
 10. Ross Detwiler      2007, 2009-12 207
     Gio Gonzalez       2012          207

 WALKS
  1. John Lannan        2007-12       296
  2. Livan Hernandez    05-06,09-11   262
  3. Jason Bergmann     2005-10       153
  4. Tyler Clippard     2008-12       135
  5. Saul Rivera        2006-09       123
  6. Ross Detwiler      2007, 2009-12 119
  7. Tony Armas         2005-06       118
  8. Jordan Zimmermann  2009-12       113
  9. Craig Stammen      2009-12       105
 10. Tim Redding        2007-08       103

 SAVES
  1. Chad Cordero       2005-08       113
  2. Drew Storen        2010-12        52
  3. Tyler Clippard     2008-12        33
  4. Matt Capps         2010           26
  5. Jon Rauch          2005-08        23
  6. Mike MacDougal     2009           20
  7. Joel Hanrahan      2007-09        14
  8. Henry Rodriguez    2011-12        11
  9. Sean Burnett       2009-12         9
 10. Saul Rivera        2006-09         4

 ERA (min. 75 IP)
  1. Hector Carrasco    2005         2.04
  2. Chad Cordero       2005-08      2.78
  3. Sean Burnett       2009-12      2.81
  4. Ryan Mattheus      2011-12      2.84
  5. Tyler Clippard     2008-12      2.85
  6. Gio Gonzalez       2012         2.89
  7. Stephen Strasburg  2010-12      2.94
  8. Drew Storen        2010-12      2.96
  9. Gary Majewski      2005-06      3.18
 10. Jon Rauch          2005-08      3.40
     ------------------------------------
 46. Pedro Astacio      2006         5.98

 WHIP (min. 75 IP)
  1. Stephen Strasburg  2010-12     1.090
  2. Hector Carrasco    2005        1.098
  3. Drew Storen        2010-12     1.099
  4. Tyler Clippard     2008-12     1.110
  5. Gio Gonzalez       2012        1.129
  6. Jon Rauch          2005-08     1.144
  7. Chad Cordero       2005-08     1.172
  8. Ryan Mattheus      2011-12     1.190
  9. Jordan Zimmermann  2009-12     1.208
 10. Sean Burnett       2009-11     1.210
     ------------------------------------
 46. Garrett Mock       2008-10     1.673

 WAR
  1. Ryan Zimmerman     2005-12      34.6
  2. Nick Johnson       2005-09      12.3
  3. Livan Hernandez    05-06, 09-11  8.8
  4. Ian Desmond        2009-12       8.5
     Jordan Zimmermann  2009-12       8.5
  6. Stephen Strasburg  2010-12       8.0
  7. Danny Espinosa     2010-12       7.8
  8. Ryan Church        2005-07       7.2
  9. Austin Kearns      2006-09       6.8
 10. John Lannan        2007-12       5.7
     ------------------------------------
223. Mike Bacsik        2007         -1.1
224. Kory Casto         2007-08      -1.2