Comments on: 2010 All-Stars determined by WAR http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6363 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Friday Links (4 Jun 10) – Ducksnorts http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6363/comment-page-1#comment-23185 Fri, 04 Jun 2010 14:37:23 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6363#comment-23185 [...] 2010 All-Stars determined by WAR (Baseball-Reference). It’s cute how Andy is surprised that Adrian Gonzalez isn’t in the top five among NL vote getters at first base for the All-Popular game. [...]

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6363/comment-page-1#comment-21741 Thu, 27 May 2010 14:24:19 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6363#comment-21741 #11 JT--that's the best idea I've ever heard. Let's face it--the point of the AS game is to excite the fans--get them / keep them interested in the game, know the young stars, shell out ticket money, etc. Why not incentivize the players to make the game interesting?

These days, when the AS game is on, I find myself wondering why I ever watched it as a kid.

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By: Joe R http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6363/comment-page-1#comment-21738 Thu, 27 May 2010 14:09:55 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6363#comment-21738 God I hate the hero worship of Mark Teixeira.

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By: Drew Marquart http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6363/comment-page-1#comment-21736 Thu, 27 May 2010 13:56:13 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6363#comment-21736 Thanks. Interesting stuff.

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6363/comment-page-1#comment-21734 Thu, 27 May 2010 13:52:53 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6363#comment-21734 I would have to look at it carefully but it's probably either a definition difference in how WAR is calculated, or has to do with my position-based search. I searched explicitly for LF, CF, and RF. It's also possible that scores changed a bit during the interval between when I wrote my post and when you looked at fangraphs.

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By: Drew Marquart http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6363/comment-page-1#comment-21733 Thu, 27 May 2010 13:51:05 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6363#comment-21733 Accoring to Fangraphs.com Rios and Magglio have better WAR so far than all three of those outfielders listed for the AL. Who is correct? Or am I missing something?

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By: Zachary http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6363/comment-page-1#comment-21694 Thu, 27 May 2010 03:51:52 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6363#comment-21694 Wow ... ol' Morneau may turn himself into a two-time MVP winner this season. The man is raking. The question, of course, would be whether or not he follows the Juan Gone career path.

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6363/comment-page-1#comment-21657 Wed, 26 May 2010 21:06:05 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6363#comment-21657 Give every player on the winning team a million dollar bonus, and the losing team gets meal money. As is, it's obvious no one involved gives a shit, and so neither do I.

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By: DavidRF http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6363/comment-page-1#comment-21652 Wed, 26 May 2010 19:48:46 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6363#comment-21652 @7
Andy, I agree that considering only 2010 stats is not the way to go. The sample sizes are two small and a second half slump could make a selection look odd at the end of the year. Using last year's second half would be tricky as those splits are usually not available. Something like 2009 + 2*2010. The exact value of the coefficients is not important but the point would be to regress the small-sample 2010 numbers against last year.

Which stat, though. That's a toughy. As fun as WAR is, I'm not sold on mid-season fielding runs. They seem to jump around a lot.

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By: Mark http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6363/comment-page-1#comment-21637 Wed, 26 May 2010 18:23:49 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6363#comment-21637 Pagan is not on the ballot (though his name can be written in), so do not expect him to climb up the rankings.

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