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  1. #1
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    Favorite Advanced Stat

    Stuff White People Like once said:
    "White People love statistics because the math is already done for you."

    Which formula that has already been calculated for you is your favorite.

  2. #2
    Probably wOBA. Once you understand it, it's pretty simple- and it's a wonderful way of looking at a player's rate of production.
    My blog- analysis of the San Francisco Giants, Baseball, and Sabermetrics.

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    Yeah, I've had to learn to go with I wOBA over OPS+ which was my previous favorite.

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    Definitely wOBA, but I find WPA to be a pretty fun statistic as well.

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    It depends on what you want to measure, because all stats have different uses and limitations. For batters, I like OBP. It's simple, yes, but it's the best way to measure 1/2 of the game of baseball (avoiding outs). Much as I love all statistics I love the simple ones the most. If I could only look at one stat ever for batters though, it would be TAv (True Average).

    For pitchers, I like peripheral stats for pitchers best. I feel that you often miss something when you incorporate so many skillsets into a single number. ERA predictors are useful for comparing vastly different pitchers (like Johan Santana and Justin Verlander) or pitchers from different eras (Catfish Hunter versus Andy Pettite) or for comparing pitchers to themselves (actual versus theoretical results). But if pressed, I'd choose SIERA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flea View Post
    If I could only look at one stat ever for batters though, it would be TAv (True Average).
    Is this before or after Colin's changes? I don't think BP's implemented them yet.
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  7. #7
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    xFIP

    wOBA for hitters.

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    wOBA for hitters.

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