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    Elo Rating

    What do you guys think about this sabermetric thing called Elo rater?

    If you dont know what it is, here: http://www.baseball-reference.com/about/elo.shtml

    This is the top 10 mlb players all time according to Elo:

    1. Babe Ruth
    2. Willie Mays
    3. Honus Wagner
    4. Stan Musial
    5. Ted Williams
    6. Ty Cobb
    7. Hank Aaron
    8. Rogers Hornsby
    9. Tris Speaker
    10. Eddie Collins
    Last edited by Ktulu; 11-27-2012 at 11:48 PM.

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    How is it sabermetric? Unless I'm reading it wrong, it is just people's opinions.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny Krew View Post
    How is it sabermetric? Unless I'm reading it wrong, it is just people's opinions.
    You're reading it wrong..

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    This is a community-based project with the goal of rating the best players in MLB history. In each matchup, the user should choose the player who they believe was the better player. It is up to the user to determine how much weight to give to offense versus defense, peak value versus career value, regular season versus playoffs, etc.
    Again, I might be reading this wrong, but once it gets past the initial process it is all opinion, correct?


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    When you pick the winner, thats obviously subjective but the Elo Rating itself is an algorithm that is used in chess and by Jeff Sagarin for ranking teams in college basketball. So the concept is that when someone picks a player, they get a win. And then thats used in the Elo Rating algorithm.
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