Clutchitude: The Least Clutch Plays Of The 2014 Dodgers Season

Last time around, I covered the most clutch plays of 2014, and you know I had to do the opposite end of the spectrum as well. Because, quite frankly, that can be more entertaining.

Were these better or worse than last year? Let’s find out.

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Least Clutch Plays Of The 2014 Season – Batter Edition

Matt Kemp – August 13th – Top 9th – -44.3%

Juan Uribe – April 16th – Top 7th – -24.6%

Adrian Gonzalez – July 1st – Bottom 4th – -23.0%

Matt Kemp – July 2nd – Bottom 9th – -22.8%

Matt Kemp – July 20th – Top 7th – -20.9%

1) Wow, Matt Kemp.

2) Adrian Gonzalez basically just made an out and the Dodgers stupidity did the rest.

3) Sort of surprised no playoff moments made it.

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5 Unclutchiest Dodgers Of 2014 – Batter Edition

Matt Kemp | -1.54 Clutch | 1.09 WPA | -6.79 Career Clutch
Drew Butera | -1.21 Clutch | -1.56 WPA | -1.12 Career Clutch
Hanley Ramirez | -1.19 Clutch | 1.21 WPA | -3.07 Career Clutch
Yasiel Puig | -0.91 Clutch | 2.03 WPA | -2.28 Career Clutch
Miguel Rojas | -0.57 Clutch | -1.40 WPA | -0.57 Career Clutch

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Least Clutch Plays Of The 2014 Season – Pitcher Edition

Brian Wilson – September 20th – Bottom 8th – -58.3%

Kenley Jansen – April 15th – Bottom 9th – -49.9%

Clayton Kershaw – October 3rd – Bottom 7th – -48.8%

Clayton Kershaw – October 6th – Top 7th – -43.6%

Chris Perez – June 7th – Bottom 10th – -42.3%

1) Yeah, those Clayton Kershaw moments would’ve ripped your heart out at ANY point during the season, much less the playoffs.

2) Kershaw is on this list because those were situations where the bullpen is usually in. That Kershaw was still in the game to give up these plays says it all, really.

3) Kenley Jansen surprisingly (unsurprisingly?) was not as devastingly terrible early in the season as fans believed he was.

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5 Unclutchiest Dodgers Of 2014 – Pitcher Edition

Jose Dominguez | -0.60 Clutch | -0.09 WPA | 0.05 Career Clutch
Jamey Wright | -0.56 Clutch | -0.87 WPA | 0.58 Career Clutch
Kevin Correia | -0.54 Clutch | -1.74 WPA | -3.04 Career Clutch
Brandon League | -0.43 Clutch | -0.43 WPA | -3.60 Career Clutch
Roberto Hernandez | -0.30 Clutch | -1.10 WPA | -3.94 Career Clutch

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The same statistics and disclaimers from the last post still apply here.

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