Getting Dirty with Stats

Intro | Batting 1 – Linear Weights

Who’s ready to get dirty with some more stats?! Whooo! Today we’ll be putting on our Ice Cream Gloves and finish our discussion on evaluating hitters.

When we last spoke, we settled arguments on message boards across the Internet using linear weights to figure out the run value of all the things batters can do. Remember that? Those were good times.

For the next 20,000 words, I’ll be painstakingly calculating the run value of every unintentional walk, hit-by-pitch, single, double, triple, and home run, for every player in Padres history LOL JK. That’s been done for us already by Tom Tango, a guy whose name you’ll hear a lot the more you read into baseball analytics.

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