Know Your Stats

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 [...]