Thursday, June 30, 2016
Dalton Jones Average Suffers Biggest Drop Ever In June
70.0. Not surprisingly, starting pitching took the biggest hit—going from a mediocre raw score of 53.4 last month to an incredibly low 19.2 this month. Relief pitching also fell sharply—from 66.8 to 33.6. Ratings of the Red Sox offense pretty much held steady (65.6 down from 68.2 in May), but the team's defense also suffered a blow—sinking from 89.5 in May to to 70.0 today. FenwayNation offers its readers this monthly reading of "The Mood Of The Nation" through our exclusive Dalton Jones Industrial Average—which 'crunches' all of those raw scores into a single Index Value. Named for the all-time Red Sox pinch-hit leader, the average is a composite index of four key metrics: starting pitching, relief pitching, total offense and total defense. The editors invite readers from around the world to weigh in every month on the state of the team. The Index number—and its fluctuation up or down—has proven, over the years, to be a pretty accurate bellwether of actual team status.