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Know Your Stats: Weighted On Base Average (wOBA)

An article by posted on July 15, 2013 0 Comments
Know Your Stats: Weighted On Base Average (wOBA)

For the next few days, I will be highlighting some of the most popular sabermetric stats available to the public. Earlier today, we began the series with OPS/OPS+. Now we continue with wOBA… Batting Average, On-Base Percentage, and Slugging Percentage are all incomplete. Batting average doesn’t account for what type of hits a batter has. […]

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Know Your Stats: OPS/OPS+

An article by posted on July 15, 2013 0 Comments
Know Your Stats: OPS/OPS+

For the next few days, I will be highlighting some of the best and most popular sabermetric stats available to the public.Today, we begin with OPS+ OPS, or On Base Plus Slugging was the first sabermetric stat to go mainstream. It is On-Base Percentage plus Slugging Percentage. It’s crude and simple, but it’s a decent […]

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(Updated) The Trouble With OPS+

An article by posted on July 12, 2013 0 Comments
(Updated) The Trouble With OPS+

I wanted to update this post with a chart by Mr. North Jersey who plotted David Wright’s first 87 games for each season of his career. It helps to illustrate further why I don’t see 2013 as Wright’s career year, at least not so far… Hat tip to MNJ… Original Post: Though I enjoy employing […]

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Fear & Loathing of Sabermetrics

An article by posted on July 9, 2013 0 Comments
Fear & Loathing of Sabermetrics

People fear what they do not understand. There’s no way to deny that. The truth is, baseball is still a game where people continue to hold on to “the way things used to be” in their hearts. It’s why there is no full replay yet, it’s why people are against the DH in the NL […]

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Mets Rotation Implications As Wheeler’s Debut Draws Near

An article by posted on June 6, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Rotation Implications As Wheeler’s Debut Draws Near

The promotion of Zack Wheeler has been in discussion since the beginning of the season. Barring injury or poor performance (unlikely due to talent), it was the general consensus that Wheeler would be promoted this season. These rumblings have now come to fruition as it is rumored Wheeler will make his MLB debut as soon […]

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Is Bobby Parnell Finally Growing Up?

An article by posted on May 28, 2013 0 Comments
Is Bobby Parnell Finally Growing Up?

I have always been dubious about Bobby Parnell. Despite the electric fastball, he’s struggled with his command, control and composure on the mound. I always felt that Parnell had the most hittable 98-mph fastball in the history of the game. I personally was ready to give up on him last year, and suggested it was […]

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Mets Have Opportunity To Soar To New Heights

An article by posted on May 23, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Have Opportunity To Soar To New Heights

Well, sort of. This past Friday the Miami Marlins designated former-Met Jon Rauch for assignment and in the past 24 hours there have been conflicting reports regarding his potential release. If talk of his release is accurate, the Mets should be biting. As my colleague Ed Leyro pointed out back in February, this Mets ballclub doesn’t quite measure […]

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First Baseman of the Future: Ike Davis or Lucas Duda?

An article by posted on May 3, 2013 0 Comments
First Baseman of the Future: Ike Davis or Lucas Duda?

By the end of last season, I was pretty excited about Ike Davis. He got off to a horrible start in 2012, but seemed to finish strong with 32 dingers. His average still sucked, but it seemed like things were finally starting to click for him. Now it’s a month into the season and he […]

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Nice Guys Finish Last: David Wright’s Decision To Stay

An article by posted on May 1, 2013 0 Comments
Nice Guys Finish Last: David Wright’s Decision To Stay

The street I live on is a fairly quiet residential one lane road. Three miles to the south it meanders up into the foothills that look down on the valley. It gives way to an expansive residence, the proverbial mansion on the hill. At night, the home is illuminated in a sea of blackness. There’s […]

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Baseball America: Q&A With Mets Scouting Director Tommy Tanous

An article by posted on April 6, 2013 0 Comments
Baseball America: Q&A With Mets Scouting Director Tommy Tanous

Conor Glassey of Baseball America did a very interesting Q&A session with Mets Scouting Director Tommy Tanous. Tanous had some cool insights into the world of scouting, touching on how technology, statistics, amateur showcases, and more have changed the world of scouting. Here is just a little bit of what he said: Scouting is based on […]

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