By Jason Wojciechowski on June 30, 2005 at 1:12 AM
All of the stats listed in the sidebar have been updated through yesterday's game. I've also changed the Relievers page to only list those pitchers currently on the squad (and, hopefully, pitching out of the bullpen - hence the removal of Kirk Saarloos from the list).
Notes from the stats, you ask? Sure.
From the ARC reports: Rich Harden, despite missing about a month, is the A's most valuable pitcher so far, with phenom Huston Street not far behind. Street will probably actually lose value as he moves into the closer role because he won't be pitching in the high leverage "jam" situations he was in earlier in the year.
Bobby Kielty holds on to the top hitter spot, with Mark Kotsay a fairly distant second. In an indictment of Oakland's offensive "prowess" so far, Jermaine Clark has been Oakland's third most valuable hitter in 2005.