Comments on: Data Dump: Postseason Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio Leaders http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8800 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Kahuna Tuna http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8800/comment-page-1#comment-62543 Fri, 22 Oct 2010 00:55:51 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8800#comment-62543 I did not expect Tug McGraw to have the third-highest postseason BB/9 rate.

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By: BSK http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8800/comment-page-1#comment-62466 Thu, 21 Oct 2010 19:27:29 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8800#comment-62466 JT and NP, always coming through in a pinch. Thanks guys!

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By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8800/comment-page-1#comment-62452 Thu, 21 Oct 2010 18:59:28 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8800#comment-62452 Some discussion on it here

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By: Neil Paine http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8800/comment-page-1#comment-62447 Thu, 21 Oct 2010 18:34:47 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8800#comment-62447 Re: #2 - Hey, it's not my fault they threw like gi-- er, really non-dominant pitchers.

As for the value of K/BB, K/9, BB/9, etc., they are actually pretty predictive when you combine using FIP or some other DIPS metric:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defense_independent_pitching_statistics

Trouble is, you also need to know how many HR they allowed to calculate DIPS, and for some reason the Databank's postseason file doesn't include HR.

At any rate, looking at the coefficients in FIP, the negative impact of a walk does tend to slightly outweigh the positive impact of a strikeout, so a more evolved version of K/BB would probably just need to take that fact into account.

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By: BSK http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8800/comment-page-1#comment-62439 Thu, 21 Oct 2010 18:25:08 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8800#comment-62439 Seriously speaking, I have a question as to the analytical and predictive value of K/9 vs K/BB. Suppose pitcher A has 120 Ks and 20 BB in 200 IP, for a K/9 of 5.4 and a K/BB of 9. Pitcher B has 200 K and 50 BB, for a K/9 of 9 and a K/BB of 4. Which one is "better"?

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By: BSK http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8800/comment-page-1#comment-62421 Thu, 21 Oct 2010 17:32:25 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8800#comment-62421 I find it sexist that you make a list specifically to put a "Lady" last. You also have a "Sherry", a "Jesse", and a "Babe" towards the bottom. What is your agenda here??? Shame on you.

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By: Neil Paine http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8800/comment-page-1#comment-62416 Thu, 21 Oct 2010 17:02:13 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8800#comment-62416 Whoops! Somehow forgot ERA on the first pass... Updated now.

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