Ask and you shall receive.
http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index...nning-changes/
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Ask and you shall receive.
http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index...nning-changes/
I agree with this which is why I'm a little upset that FanGraphs removed it from wRC. I understand taking it out of wOBA to make wOBA a purely batting metric, but we have the weighted run value of a steal so why remove it from wRC too? Not a big fan of the change
I'm still not completely sure what he thinks is flawed. He keeps bringing random incorrect information up.
SB were taken out. The difference between HBP and uBB is not large enough to me to call it a completely flawed stat, especially when it's competition are 2 counting stats useless average that tells me one thing.
They get the numbers from other data. They don't just pull it out. HBP must be more valuable in their research.
It doesn't matter is the stat is 2.456374 x the density of the hitter's poop. What matters is if it predicts runs and predicts wins significantly better than simpler stats.