Comments on: Five homers and five stolen bases in the same game http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11883 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11883/comment-page-1#comment-121780 Fri, 17 Jun 2011 15:37:07 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11883#comment-121780 I know we've had discussions about spreading and bunching before. I can't remember if we reached any conclusions about whether one was preferable. I'm not even sure how to approach the question.

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By: Dukeofflatbush http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11883/comment-page-1#comment-121739 Fri, 17 Jun 2011 13:39:11 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11883#comment-121739 @ Andy - regarding post 15

Any feedback about 'spreading' & bunching, and their respective values to a team.
Like a guy hitting .280, but rarely going 0-for, getting on base 140-150 times a year, or a guy who clusters his hits but is streaky and finishes his season hitting .320?

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11883/comment-page-1#comment-121677 Fri, 17 Jun 2011 03:43:29 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11883#comment-121677 Last season, Cano batted .333/.389/.535 when the game was tied or within 1 run. He batted .272/.338/.470 when the margin was 3 or more.

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By: Rich http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11883/comment-page-1#comment-121650 Fri, 17 Jun 2011 01:45:53 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11883#comment-121650 I'm still trying to wrap my mind around the concept of a guy "padding" his stats when his team is behind by 3 or more runs by hitting a HR?
Getting the team back in the game is padding your stats in garbage time? Also, baseball HAS no garbage time. There is no clock; there is always a chance to win until the final out.

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By: Doug http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11883/comment-page-1#comment-121616 Thu, 16 Jun 2011 22:24:13 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11883#comment-121616 @1.

"It only happened once in the first 58 years of the timeframe, and 7 times in the last 34 years."

Most likely, this is symptomatic of the prevalence of home runs. Compared to recent times, any sort of 5-homer game prior to the 1970s would have been relatively rare. Add in the 5 SB requirement and it becomes extremely rare (as evidenced here).

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By: Richard Chester http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11883/comment-page-1#comment-121614 Thu, 16 Jun 2011 22:19:19 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11883#comment-121614 @26

The last time that happened was in 1939 when Dahlgren, Gordon, Crosetti and Rolfe homered.

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11883/comment-page-1#comment-121592 Thu, 16 Jun 2011 20:36:39 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11883#comment-121592 Whiz, WPA here does account for the park.

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By: TheGoof http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11883/comment-page-1#comment-121591 Thu, 16 Jun 2011 20:34:32 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11883#comment-121591 Perhaps more impressive than 5&5: Every member of the Yanks' starting infield homered. Much more impressive when you consider that means Perez and Pena for Rodriguez and Jeter.

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By: Whiz http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11883/comment-page-1#comment-121585 Thu, 16 Jun 2011 20:24:46 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11883#comment-121585 @14, 19 and 20

If WPA is calculated using a fixed run environment in a given season, it will not take into account the differences between Coors Field and Petco Park (to give an extreme example). To do that you would need to calculate the WPA on a park-by-park basis using the run environment in that park. I don't know if anybody has ever done this, but in principle it's not that much harder to do.

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11883/comment-page-1#comment-121568 Thu, 16 Jun 2011 19:19:14 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11883#comment-121568 can we compare Cano's aLI vs the league?

For his career it's 0.97. By definition, the league should be 1.00. So, not a big difference.

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