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The Nationals’ all-time leaderboards

Nov 16, 2013, 6:00 AM EDT

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The Nationals have been playing baseball in this town for nine years now, and with each passing season they write more and more of their own history. Which means their all-time stat leaderboards are beginning to look more and more legitimate.

The first couple of times I compiled these leaderboards, the lists induced tears and laughter more than smiles. And there are still a few names sprinkled in here that will leave you shaking your heads in disbelief.

But for the most part, the guys who sit atop these leaderboards are members of the current Nationals roster, players who have established both their own and their franchise’s identity over the last couple seasons. Scanning the lists can be both an amusing trip down memory lane and an affirmation of just how far the Nationals have come since 2005.

So, without further ado, here’s your updated, all-time, Washington Nationals leaderboards…

BATTING
GAMES PLAYED
1. Ryan Zimmerman     2005-13      1137
2. Ian Desmond        2009-13       617
3. Cristian Guzman    2005-10       550
4. Roger Bernadina    2008-13       468
5. Nick Johnson       2005-09       414
6. Willie Harris      2008-10       409
7. Danny Espinosa     2010-13       390
   Austin Kearns      2006-09       390
9. Michael Morse      2009-12       378
10. Brian Schneider   2005-07       369

HOME RUNS
1. Ryan Zimmerman     2005-13       179
2. Adam Dunn          2009-10        76
3. Ian Desmond        2009-13        67
   Michael Morse      2009-12        67
5. Adam LaRoche       2011-13        56
6. Jayson Werth       2011-13        50
7. Nick Johnson       2005-09        49
8. Danny Espinosa     2010-13        47
9. Alfonso Soriano    2006           46
10. Bryce Harper      2012-13        42

RBI
1. Ryan Zimmerman     2005-13       672
2. Ian Desmond        2009-13       279
3. Nick Johnson       2005-09       215
4. Michael Morse      2009-12       208
   Adam Dunn          2009-10       208
6. Adam LaRoche       2011-13       177
   Cristian Guzman    2005-10       177
8. Jayson Werth       2011-13       171
9. Austin Kearns      2006-09       159
10. Brian Schneider   2005-07       153

HITS
1. Ryan Zimmerman     2005-13      1266
2. Ian Desmond        2009-13       630
3. Cristian Guzman    2005-09       581
4. Nick Johnson       2005-09       404
5. Jayson Werth       2011-13       367
6. Michael Morse      2009-12       366
7. Danny Espinosa     2010-13       329
8. Austin Kearns      2006-09       311
9. Adam LaRoche       2011-13       302
10. Felipe Lopez      2006-08       301

STOLEN BASES
1. Ian Desmond        2009-13        85
2. Nyjer Morgan       2009-10        58
3. Roger Bernadina    2008-13        56
4. Felipe Lopez       2006-08        49
5. Alfonso Soriano    2006           41
6. Danny Espinosa     2010-13        38
7. Jayson Werth       2011-13        37
8. Ryan Zimmerman     2005-13        36
9. Bryce Harper       2012-13        29
   Willie Harris      2008-10        29

BATTING AVERAGE (min. 500 PA)
1. Dmitri Young       2007-08      .310
2. Michael Morse      2009-12      .294
3. Ryan Zimmerman     2005-13      .286
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. Denard Span        2013         .279
10. Jayson Werth      2011-13      .277
    Ryan Church       2005-07      .277
    Alfonso Soriano   2006         .277
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35. 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. Jayson Werth       2011-13      .367
6. Elijah Dukes       2008-09      .359
7. Ryan Church        2005-07      .354
8. Bryce Harper       2012-13      .353
9. Ryan Zimmerman     2005-13      .352
10. Alfonso Soriano   2006         .351
    Brad Wilkerson    2005         .351
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35. 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. Bryce Harper       2012-13      .481
5. Josh Willingham    2009-10      .479
6. Ryan Church        2005-07      .478
7. Ryan Zimmerman     2005-13      .477
8. Nick Johnson       2005-09      .471
9. Dmitri Young       2007-08      .469
10. Jose Guillen      2005-06      .455
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35. 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. Bryce Harper       2012-13      .834
8. Ryan Church        2005-07      .831
9. Ryan Zimmerman     2005-13      .829
10. Jayson Werth      2011-13      .817
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35. Wil Nieves        2008-10      .608

PITCHING
WINS
1. Livan Hernandez    05-06, 09-11   44
2. Jordan Zimmermann  2009-13        43
3. John Lannan        2007-12        42
4. Gio Gonzalez       2012-13        32
5. Stephen Strasburg  2010-13        29
6. Tyler Clippard     2008-13        27
7. Craig Stammen      2009-13        22
8. Ross Detwiler      2007, 2009-13  18
9. Jon Rauch          2005-08        18
10. Drew Storen       2010-13        17

LOSSES
1. John Lannan        2007-12        52
2. Livan Hernandez    05-06, 09-11   47
3. Jordan Zimmermann  2009-13        35
4. Ross Detwiler      2007, 2009-13  29
5. Jason Bergmann     2005-10        24
6. Tyler Clippard     2008-13        20
7. Craig Stammen      2009-13        19
   Stephen Strasburg  2010-13        19
   Tony Armas         2005-06        19
10. Luis Ayala        2005-08        17
    Tim Redding       2007-08        17

INNINGS PITCHED
1. Livan Hernandez    05-06, 09-11   828.2
2. John Lannan        2005-12        783.2
3. Jordan Zimmermann  2009-13        692.2
4. Stephen Strasburg  2010-13        434.1
5. Craig Stammen      2009-13        414.0
6. Ross Detwiler      2007, 2009-13  408.0
7. Gio Gonzalez       2012-13        395.0
8. Tyler Clippard     2008-13        393.2
9. Jason Bergmann     2005-10        389.2
10. Saul Rivera       2006-09        275.2

APPEARANCES
1. Tyler Clippard     2008-13       339
2. Saul Rivera        2006-09       245
   Sean Burnett       2009-12       245
4. Jon Rauch          2005-08       236
5. Drew Storen        2010-13       232
6. Chad Cordero       2005-08       224
7. Craig Stammen      2009-13       175
8. Luis Ayala         2005-08       174
9. Jason Bergmann     2005-10       155
10. Ryan Mattheus     2011-13       138

GAMES STARTED
1. John Lannan        2007-12       134
2. Livan Hernandez    05-06, 09-11  129
3. Jordan Zimmermann  2009-13       113
4. Stephen Strasburg  2010-13        75
5. Ross Detwiler      2007, 2009-13  69
6. Gio Gonzalez       2012-13        64
7. Jason Bergmann     2005-10        50
8. Tony Armas         2005-06        49
9. Tim Redding        2007-08        48
10. John Patterson    2005-07        46

STRIKEOUTS
1. Jordan Zimmermann  2009-13        557
2. Stephen Strasburg  2010-13        504
3. Livan Hernandez    05-06, 09-11   476
4. Tyler Clippard     2008-13        448
5. John Lannan        2007-12        410
6. Gio Gonzalez       2012-13        399
7. Craig Stammen      2009-13        311
8. Jason Bergmann     2005-10        299
9. Ross Detwiler      2007, 2009-13  246
10. John Patterson    2005-07        242

WALKS
1. John Lannan        2007-12        296
2. Livan Hernandez    05-06,09-11    262
3. Tyler Clippard     2008-13        159
4. Jordan Zimmermann  2009-13        153
   Jason Bergmann     2005-10        153
6. Gio Gonzalez       2012-13        152
7. Ross Detwiler      2007, 2009-13  133
8. Craig Stammen      2009-13        132
9. Stephen Strasburg  2010-13        123
   Saul Rivera        2006-09        123

SAVES
1. Chad Cordero       2005-08       113
2. Drew Storen        2010-13        55
3. Rafael Soriano     2013           43
4. Tyler Clippard     2008-13        33
5. Matt Capps         2010           26
6. Jon Rauch          2005-08        23
7. Mike MacDougal     2009           20
8. Joel Hanrahan      2007-09        14
9. Henry Rodriguez    2011-13        11
10. Sean Burnett      2009-12         9

ERA (min. 75 IP)
1. Hector Carrasco    2005         2.04
2. Tyler Clippard     2008-13      2.77
3. Chad Cordero       2005-08      2.78
4. Sean Burnett       2009-12      2.81
5. Stephen Strasburg  2010-13      2.96
6. Gio Gonzalez       2012-13      3.12
7. Gary Majewski      2005-06      3.18
8. Drew Storen        2010-13      3.40
   Jon Rauch          2005-08      3.40
   Jordan Zimmermann  2009-13      3.40
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47. Pedro Astacio     2006         5.98

WHIP (min. 75 IP)
1. Tyler Clippard     2008-13      1.057
2. Stephen Strasburg  2010-13      1.073
3. Hector Carrasco    2005         1.098
4. Jon Rauch          2005-08      1.144
5. Jordan Zimmermann  2009-13      1.171
6. Chad Cordero       2005-08      1.172
   Drew Storen        2010-13      1.172
8. Gio Gonzalez       2012-13      1.190
9. Sean Burnett       2009-12      1.210
10. Edwin Jackson     2012         1.218
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47. Garrett Mock      2008-10      1.673

WAR
1. Ryan Zimmerman     2005-13       34.5
2. Ian Desmond        2009-13       12.5
3. Jordan Zimmermann  2009-13       11.7
4. Nick Johnson       2005-09       11.2
5. Stephen Strasburg  2010-13       10.8
6. Bryce Harper       2012-13        8.3
7. Gio Gonzalez       2012-13        8.1
8. Livan Hernandez    05-06, 09-11   8.0
9. Jayson Werth       2011-13        7.6
10. Ryan Church       2005-07        6.7
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242. Mike Bacsik      2007          -1.1
243. Kory Casto       2007-08       -1.3

  1. nats128 - Nov 16, 2013 at 7:35 AM

    Much of the stats are tied into longevity. Still fun to look at who still holds team records like the Chief Chad Cordero in saves.

    Josh Willingham is on many of the top stats like OBP and OPS. Still hard to believe that trade for a struggling reliever with no options and a OF who was a struggling prospect.

    Ryan Church is still on the Top 10 WAR and Brian Schneider Top 10 in RBIs!

  2. naterialguy - Nov 16, 2013 at 7:47 AM

    that Ryan Zimmerman was a damn good draft choice

  3. sjm308 - Nov 16, 2013 at 8:09 AM

    In hindsight the Willingham trade obviously did not work, but Morse got his big break because Josh was gone & Riggy would never have played him. And second, look at all the great posts we had during Henry’s time here.

    Go Nats and thanks for the memories Mark.

    • nats128 - Nov 16, 2013 at 8:38 AM

      +1

      • hantiaolang - Nov 16, 2013 at 1:03 PM

        “And second, look at all the great posts we had during Henry’s time here.”

        — Absolutely. While I’m new to posting on this site, following comments on WaPo about Henry was always entertaining. It was usually excruciating – but also sort of fun – watching Henry pitch. One of those “well, if we’re going to pour gasoline on a fire, we might as well see just how big this fire can get” sort of things.

  4. derwink - Nov 16, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    I forgot how good Nick Johnson could be with the bat – when healthy, that is.

    • natsfan1a - Nov 16, 2013 at 9:13 AM

      As my Chicago-now-Denver baseball buddy often said, Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick…

  5. kirbs3256 - Nov 16, 2013 at 9:12 AM

    I forgot how good Espi was for two years……..I hate that he lost it. He was fun to have around.

    • nats128 - Nov 16, 2013 at 9:29 AM

      I wouldnt say for 2 years. I woud say 2 months.

  6. Candide - Nov 16, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Can Ross Detwiler really have averaged three wins per season since 2007? Wow.

    • Candide - Nov 16, 2013 at 9:39 AM

      …meant to say “…ONLY three wins per season…”

  7. Doc - Nov 16, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Interesting to see that Mickey Mo is still ahead of ALR in RBIs in his brief stint here.

  8. Jw - Nov 16, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Interesting to note who is tracking right next to Espinosa in these leader boards. Austin Kearns. Another guy who started strong and ended up a bust. At least Espi didn’t put a body blow on anyone else’s career on the way down.

  9. Drew - Nov 16, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    I had forgotten all about FLop.

    These numbers remind us just how good Nick the Stick and The Chief were at their peak. Too bad they couldn’t stay healthy.

  10. Sonny G 10 - Nov 16, 2013 at 12:39 PM

    List is coming along, but still need to bump a few guys off it.

  11. Another_Sam - Nov 17, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    Anyone — like me — who occasionally has doubts about Ryan Zimmerman (I refer to those awful throwing errors) need only look at this list to see who the heart, soul, and top performer on this team is.

    • snerdblurter - Nov 18, 2013 at 10:04 AM

      Well said. He’s been the best of a lot of bad bunches over the years. This really puts it in perspective.

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