Comments on: 10 for 10: #7 Player Wins Above Replacement http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6063 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Sean Forman http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6063/comment-page-1#comment-21786 Thu, 27 May 2010 18:04:21 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6063#comment-21786 Dvd,

It's on there. I've added it.

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By: Baseball-Reference Blog » Blog Archive » WAR for Pitchers Updated Daily & WAR Leaders on Front Page http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6063/comment-page-1#comment-21775 Thu, 27 May 2010 17:05:00 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6063#comment-21775 [...] are continuing to weave our Wins Above Replacement data throughout the site. Today, we started updating Pitcher WAR on a daily basis. Yes, Ubaldo [...]

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By: Dvd Avins http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6063/comment-page-1#comment-21761 Thu, 27 May 2010 16:11:47 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6063#comment-21761 I second Cubbies' request.

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By: The Marlins’ Draft History: pre-1997 | Marlin Maniac | A Florida Marlins Blog http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6063/comment-page-1#comment-21666 Wed, 26 May 2010 23:07:45 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6063#comment-21666 [...] you know that Baseball-Reference now has Rally’s WAR (rWAR) integrated everywhere on the site? Amazingly, that also includes its draft tool, something I [...]

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By: cubbies http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6063/comment-page-1#comment-19813 Fri, 21 May 2010 05:49:30 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6063#comment-19813 can you add WAR data in the charts for MVPs and other awards? that would be really convenient (to see how acurate MVP voting is going with WAR)

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By: Mark Ahrens http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6063/comment-page-1#comment-19652 Thu, 20 May 2010 02:00:07 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6063#comment-19652 Hank Greenberg's WAR stats were also impacted by service in WWII

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By: Baseball-Reference Blog » Blog Archive » WAR Data: Best Position Players Not In the Hall of Fame http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6063/comment-page-1#comment-19598 Wed, 19 May 2010 19:40:59 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6063#comment-19598 [...] who are the best position players not to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame? Using Baseball-Reference's new Wins Above Replacement data, we can attempt to answer that question. First, the players with the most total career value who [...]

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By: Nick Steiner http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6063/comment-page-1#comment-19301 Tue, 18 May 2010 04:40:21 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6063#comment-19301 Awesome. Great job Sean and Sean.

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6063/comment-page-1#comment-19288 Tue, 18 May 2010 04:08:22 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6063#comment-19288 Rich, my point was only that discrediting a stat because it doesn't credit Williams for time he didn't play is ridiculous. One might as well say HR are meaningless. I mean Williams, one of the great power hitters of all time, isn't credited with a single HR during the time he was in the military! What a joke stat!

Anyway, your reservations are understood, but I believe WAR is pretty open-source. If you have any questions about how it is calculated, I am sure people will try to answer them. If no one here knows the answers, post a question at baseballprojection.com and I'd guess the proprietor will answer you.

As for converting runs into wins, it is based on the run environment. These days it is around 10 runs per win. (If you know the Pythagorean Theorem of run scoring, add or subtract 10 runs from a team's totals and see what happens to their expected record.)

Finally, while I think the methodology behind WAR is pretty sound (as far as I understand it), I would never solely rely on it for ranking or evaluating players. And no one with any sense would say it proves Williams was less of a player for missing time. I mean, he didn't play those years, we don't need WAR to tell us that. It's up to each individual, and it depends what question they are trying to answer, how to credit Williams for that time.

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By: rWAR on Baseball Reference « Play a Hard Nine http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6063/comment-page-1#comment-19286 Tue, 18 May 2010 04:01:04 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6063#comment-19286 [...] May 17, 2010 by erik Oh joy. Sean Smith’s WAR (Wins Above Replacement) is now at Baseball Reference.com. If you have play index, you can do all sorts of fun sorts. I’ll share a [...]

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