Analysis

Know Your Stats: Weighted Runs Above Average (wRAA)

July 17, 2013 // 0 Comments

We continue our intro to sabermetrics series with a relatively new statistic, but a very relevant one nonetheless: Weighted Runs Above Average. wRAA is essentially wOBA converted into runs, but understanding wRAA is crucial to understanding Wins Above Replacement (Fangraphs version). One of the [...]

Know Your Stats: Weighted On Base Average (wOBA)

July 17, 2013 // 0 Comments

For the next few days, I will be highlighting some of the most popular sabermetric stats available to the public. We continue with wOBA… Batting Average, On-Base Percentage, and Slugging Percentage are all incomplete. Batting average doesn’t account for what type of hits a batter has. [...]

Know Your Stats: OPS/OPS+

July 17, 2013 // 0 Comments

For the next few days, I will be highlighting some of the best and most popular sabermetric stats available to the public.Today, we begin with OPS+ OPS, or On Base Plus Slugging was the first sabermetric stat to go mainstream. It is On-Base Percentage plus Slugging Percentage. It’s crude and [...]

Debunking The Myths About Sabermetrics

July 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

There has always been a perceived tension between pro-analytics baseball fans and anti-analytics fans. The battle is already over and done with in front offices, as both have been able to coexist, but there are still fans who disagree. Really, most of the disagreements are caused by ignorance [...]

Mailbag: Shorstops On The Market

July 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

This mailbag question comes from Alex: Anyone watching this team would notice that we are in dire need of a shortstop. With no one in the minors close to the majors, and Tejada and Quintanilla not getting the job done, are there any quality shortstops that the Mets can realistically acquire? Alex [...]

David Wright And The Hall Of Fame

June 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

A few days ago, the guys on MLB Now were talking about David Wright‘s chances at the Hall of Fame. He had just hit his 1,500 hit of his career, and those sorts of milestones tend to bring up this kind of debate. So is David Wright a future Hall of Famer? Obviously we don’t [...]

MLB Draft: Mets Go Young In Early Rounds

June 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Mets once again stuck to younger players in the early rounds of this year’s draft, picking three high schoolers in the first three rounds. Here is a roundup of the first five rounds of the draft. *   *   * With their first pick, the Mets selected Dominic Smith 11th overall. Smith, 17, [...]

Series Preview: Miami Marlins

May 31, 2013 // 0 Comments

Series Preview: Mets at Marlins Tonight, the suddenly-streaking Mets begin a three-game series with the lowly Marlins down in Miami. While it appeared early on that the Mets and Marlins would be “battling” for last place in the NL East, the gap between the two teams has widened [...]
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