Yes, you got it.

I recommend looking at box scores here.

]]>BSK, got a thick skull here. Just trying to understand. So the pitchers' total WPA for the winning team is the negative of the WPA for the losing team's batters and vice versa?

That way winning team WPA = 0.500 and losing team WPA = -0.500, including BOTH pitchers and batters?

Why doesn't somebody put the relationships between these stats up somewhere that is easy to find?

]]>I wonder if career WPA would substantiate people's thoughts about one player or another being truly clutch? Frankly, I've never really paid much attention to the stat, so I would have no idea.

]]>Got ya. I knew the basic idea of the stat, but didn't know exactly what the numbers meant. So we're still working on a true percentage with 1 = 100% and 5 = 500%. Thanks.

]]>Take the probability of your team winning before each play and after. The difference is the Win Probability Added, (plus or minus), for that play, for the batter or baserunner. A home run in a high leverage situation could add .3 or more. A double play in the same situation could have a negative as large. Add all them up. So each positive integer represents 100% of a win added. So Cabrera's positive actions minus his negatives have come to a net plus of 5.9 wins for Detroit. In every game at the end the winner's WPA is +.5 and the loser's -.5. (Pitching included.)

]]>Isn't that WAR?

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