Comments on: Win Probability Added leaders for 2010 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8175 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: koma http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8175/comment-page-1#comment-49304 Wed, 15 Sep 2010 06:26:50 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8175#comment-49304 it would be nice, if we could search the data base and sort the results by the formula we want to include in the restrictions. In this particular case the search should have been minimum 500 PA sorted by (WPA*100)/PA. This would result in a list led by the same 2 guys Hamilton and Cabrera but followed not by a bunch of small samples instead the ones that came close to the club(of 1%).

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By: Talent Scout http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8175/comment-page-1#comment-49084 Tue, 14 Sep 2010 16:34:52 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8175#comment-49084 Great addition - please add BA-RISP column to results set to provide the user context for clutch & WPA.

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By: kds http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8175/comment-page-1#comment-48204 Sat, 11 Sep 2010 19:34:11 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8175#comment-48204 Neil L.,

Yes, you got it.

I recommend looking at box scores here.

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By: Neil L. http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8175/comment-page-1#comment-48179 Sat, 11 Sep 2010 18:34:16 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8175#comment-48179 @13
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?

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By: TapDancingTeddy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8175/comment-page-1#comment-48103 Sat, 11 Sep 2010 15:48:56 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8175#comment-48103 Half these guys or more are so unknown to me they might as well be in witness protection. I think that means that WPA when taken on small sample size is purely luck.

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.

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By: BSK http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8175/comment-page-1#comment-47977 Sat, 11 Sep 2010 11:17:38 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8175#comment-47977 KDS-

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.

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By: buckweaver http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8175/comment-page-1#comment-47889 Sat, 11 Sep 2010 08:04:46 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8175#comment-47889 As a Braves fan, I can tell you that the numbers back up what my eyes have told me about Brooks "Cajones" Conrad. That dude has done some major damage all year, although nobody's quite sure how. It's been fun to watch (and root for!)

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By: kds http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8175/comment-page-1#comment-47861 Sat, 11 Sep 2010 06:45:35 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8175#comment-47861 BSK,

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.)

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By: BSK http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8175/comment-page-1#comment-47759 Sat, 11 Sep 2010 03:07:22 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8175#comment-47759 Lee-

Isn't that WAR?

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By: Neil L http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/8175/comment-page-1#comment-47714 Sat, 11 Sep 2010 01:01:11 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=8175#comment-47714 Sorry... of corse Ortiz, Sox!

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