Comments on: Fewest walks while qualifying for the batting title – Baseball-Reference PI http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/224 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: vonhayes http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/224/comment-page-1#comment-451 Mon, 27 Aug 2007 13:36:49 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/224#comment-451 Haha! Thanks for the cute response about fielding stats. And can I ask what a Sac Fly streak tells us about a batter? 😉

In all seriousness, errorless streaks might actually help support our so-called "nerdy" distaste for traditional fielding states (namely E's and Fielding % - ESPN still uses these exclusively on Sunday Night Baseball!)! You'd get a list of errorless streaks, but alongside the streak, you'd be able to compare chances and zone ratings and everything, and see how, for example, one aggressive shortstop's shorter errorless streak had more value than a longer one from a rangeless guy. Or maybe Ozzie Smith would never appear with a super long streak, and Derek Jeter would... Statistical anomalies and stuff like that. Isn't that what the PI is good for?

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By: duckshirt http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/224/comment-page-1#comment-447 Mon, 27 Aug 2007 02:11:33 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/224#comment-447 Wait, another correction, Pudge got walked twice that game... once was intentional...

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/224/comment-page-1#comment-446 Mon, 27 Aug 2007 01:08:29 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/224#comment-446 I don't believe so.

Errors as a defensive stat don't come close to telling the whole picture anyway. I mean--long errorless streaks are impressive, but if the player's range is below league average, then it's not all that valuable.

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By: vonhayes http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/224/comment-page-1#comment-445 Sun, 26 Aug 2007 23:47:52 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/224#comment-445 Are you able to do errorless streaks with the PI yet?

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By: duckshirt http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/224/comment-page-1#comment-435 Sun, 26 Aug 2007 05:03:13 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/224#comment-435 Wait, I just heard on ESPN that they decided to give Polanco's error to Marcus Thames after all. That was my thought when I first saw the play, so I think they got it right this time.

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By: duckshirt http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/224/comment-page-1#comment-434 Sun, 26 Aug 2007 04:50:31 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/224#comment-434 He just got his 6th walk last night, shortly after Polanco ended his errorless streak.
Also, it's interesting how a good majority of those guys on the list are catchers.

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By: vonhayes http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/224/comment-page-1#comment-433 Sun, 26 Aug 2007 04:27:26 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/sotd/archives/224#comment-433 Check out the Ozzie Guillen seasons all over that list. There's a surprise.

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