Know Your Stats: Win Probability Added (WPA)

July 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

Every play in every game has some effect on the odds of winning  baseball game. Whether you are down by ten runs in the second inning or tied up in the bottom of the ninth, every action can be measured. Baseball has been played for over a century and a half, and Major League Baseball [...]

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 [...]

Mets Sign Venezuelan SS Luis Carpio

July 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Mets have signed a Venezuelan shortstop named Luis Carpio for $300,000. Carpio could not sign until yesterday because he had not yet turned 16. The Mets had been linked to Carpio from the beginning and were the favorites to sign him. Carpio was ranked the 30th best international prospect in [...]

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 [...]

Midseason Stock Watch On The Mets’ Top Prospects

July 1, 2013 // 0 Comments

We’re at just about the halfway point in the major league season, and more than halfway through the minor league season, so I figured it would be a good time to revisit my pre-season top 20 prospect rankings to see who is exceeding expectations, and who isn’t. Let’s just get right [...]
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