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Weighted Runs Above Average (wRAA) — Player Analysis

Last week we began to look at Weighted Runs Above Average (wRAA), which along with Weighted Runs Created (wRC), On-Base Plus Slugging Plus (OPS+) and Weighted On-Base Average (wOBA), are the most useful statistics to evaluate the offensive production of a hitter in my opinion.
What wRAA tells us according to FanGraphs is “the amount of [...]

Weighted Runs Above Average (wRAA)

This week we’ll be looking at an offensive statistic that is helpful in evaluating a batter’s contribution to his team, Weighted Runs Above Average (wRAA).  So far, the most important offensive statistics that we have looked at in my opinion have been Weighted Runs Created (wRC), On-Base Plus Slugging Plus (OPS+) and Weighted On-Base Average [...]

Defensive Runs Saved — Player Analysis

This week we are looking at the defensive statistic Defensive Runs Saved (DRS).  Similar to UZR, DRS helps explain a player’s ability in the field and how much field they cover compared to the rest of the league at their position.  DRS is measured in terms of runs and how many runs a player saves [...]

Defensive Runs Saved

After our last series on the offensive statistic Clutch, this week we’ll look at a defensive statistic that is useful when comparing it against a player’s Ultimate Zone Rating (UZR).  This statistic is called Defensive Runs Saved and was developed by John Dewan and the good people at The Fielding Bible” the preeminent source in [...]

Clutch — Player Analysis

This week we are looking at the statistic Clutch.  To refresh your memory about the purpose of the statistic,
“Clutch aims to tell us how a player performs in highly leveraged situations compared to context neutral situations and how much better or worse they hit in those “Clutch” moments.  What clutch does is compare a player [...]