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).
Is there a way to know how much a players stats will decline with his BABIP? Mainly I'm talking Mike Carp. When his .391 BABIP finally starts to plummett (maybe not until next year?) is it a near 1:1 thing, or does it vary so much that you can really predict it?
In short, he's playing well over his head right now.
I just want some sort of hope that one young player on this team besides Ackley can be great
A few days ago, Jason Heyward's UZR was at like 2.0 and now it's at 9.2 so my question is:
Hopefully you all don't laugh me out of town here with my first question...
Is there a saber stat that accounts for situational hitting?
Meaning hitting with a man in scoring position in a close game is slightly different then hitting in the same situation when it's a blow out. Something that takes into account pitcher faced (ie scrub vs Ace), game importance (i know subjective).
"clutchiness" for lack of a better term.
Something that can accurately remove some of the players who are basically stat compilers and expose how they truly hit. (ie Arod / Teix / Swisher).
Thanks in advance!
This is a weird question, but does anyone know about how many expected wins a team full of 0 WAR players would be expected to win. I'll admit I don't know a ton about advanced stats, but you always hear that so and so is 3 wins better than an average replacement player. So just for my curiosity, does anyone actually know the number of expected wins for a team full of 0 WAR players (and yes i realize this is completely hypothetical).
I just read through this entire thread. I have a lot of spare time on my hands right now so I figured I'd man up and get some of these statistics down.
Seemed like the main pitching stat to use back when this thread started was tRA, now it seems FIP might have taken over. Is that the case? If so, why?