what are the best stats for determining a player's performance (ie wOBA, WAR, etc)
WAR is good for comparing multiple seasons and long term success, but I don't like using it in season much.
Is there a baserunning statistic? Like in the sense of getting thrown out? Maybe moreso a coaches stat but I don't think they keep those.
I only ask because Brian Butterfield seems to have a lot of guys thrown out at home.
Since coming to the Cubs and playing in a different park he knew he would have to start not only striking out more players but, inducing more GBs so he did pick up throwing a **** ton more breaking pitches compared to his FB. Honestly it has actually lead to him having one of his best seasons aside from the results not showing.
Fangraphs did an article about it actually.
Question: When people use stats like UZR is it stupid to ever compare a OF's UZR to a IF's UZR? I mean especially when one position might be harder then the other same goes for measuring a RF to a CF? Basically if you were to compare a CF UZR obviously you would only compare him to other CF's right?
Man I am glad for this thread cause some of these questions are hard to ask cause you feel dumb as **** compared to some of these guys lol.
Last edited by northsider; 07-06-2011 at 06:53 PM.
Also when they say the league WAR avg. for a full time fielder is 2 they mean for a full season?
i got a question, someone once told me this
hr: influenced by the park he plays in and the lineup around him
rbi: influenced by having a great lineup around him where guys are always on base
runs: influenced by having guys behind him to drive him in
basically these stats are more team driven and/or influenced by the environment the hitter plays in
So how do you rate a batter if its not threw these stats
This might seem like the stupidest question in the world, but I've never really been into this whole Sabermetrics thing, but what on earth is WAR... i hear it everywhere on these forums but I've never heard of it on TV/radio or w.e
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The two best offensive stats are probably wOBA and wRC+
wOBA -wOBA is on the same scale as OBP.Weighted On-Base Average (wOBA) is based on a simple concept: not all hits are created equal. Batting average would have you believe they are, but think about it: what’s more valuable, a single or a homerun?
wRC+ -wRC+ is on the same scale as OPS+Weighted Runs Creatd. This way, instead of looking at a player’s line and listing out all the details (e.g. 23 2B, 15 HR, 55 BB, 110 K, 19 SB, 5 CS), you could synthesize all the information into one metric and say, “Player x was worth 24 runs to his team last year.”
For pure power numbers HR's are still a fair way to measure at least IMO. Also ISO(Isolated Power) is a good one. All ISO is, is SLG%-AVG. So it subtracts all the singles included in average, and gives you an idea how many extra base hits a guy has.
SLG counts extra bases hits as "slugging" when really a triple is more likely the product of a fast player than a slugging player(these fast players can also leg out doubles).