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Season Totals Statistical Cross-Checker - Jim
Furtado. Who's having the best year? Check out my estimate of how many runs and
wins each player has created. Feel free to send me feedback.
Rankings - Jim Furtado.
Over on the
Big Bad Baseball Website I put up
my personal rankings of the starting position players in each league at the
start of the season. I started doing the lists because every day more and more
people ask me questions about players. I don't usually have time to answer all
the e-mail, which I regret, so I decided to provide a list of players to help
anyone interested in my opinion of players. Unfortunately, I haven't updated
the lists since the beginning of the season, so you won't find my opinions on a
bunch of new players. Don't worry, I'll resume updating the lists when my
new webzine hits the Internet in January 2001.
Deciphering the New RC -
Jim Furtado with Don Malcolm and G. Jay Walker.
From the 1999
Big Bad Baseball Annual. You
attended the gala celebration at its release. You watched people fight over it
on Jerry Springer. You watched the two-hour Dateline special discussing its
impact. You participated in focus groups that discussed its construct. But
you're still thinking, "What does Bill James' new Runs Created (RC) formula
actually do?" ......
Speed Scores and
Reaching Base on Errors - Dan Levitt.
In a previous essay I
examined the effect of team speed on opposition errors. This essay expands the
analysis by looking at individual players I examined the effect of speed on
reaching base on error by looking at all 219 batters who had at least 300 at
bats in 1980 using the 1980 Retrosheet files. As a proxy for player speed I
What if Joe Jackson hadn't been
banned? - Dan Levitt.
Alternative history by
its very nature is completely speculative. But since others have estimated
Jackson's career batting totals had he not been banned, I thought it might be
interesting to take a closer look.
Speed and Opposition Errors: A
Preliminary Analysis - Dan Levitt.
My study compares team
Speed Scores with opposition errors and opposition unearned runs to check if
any correlation exists between team speed and forcing errors. Bill James' Speed
Score is used as a proxy for team speed; the calculation of which is outlined
Matchup - Dan Levitt. One of the key questions facing baseball
modelers revolves around determining of the outcome of the batter/pitcher
match-up. When a .310 hitter faces a pitcher with a batting average against
(OAV) of .290 what should the resulting batting average be?....
Baseball's Sabermetric Gold Glove Winners - Jim Furtado. Over the
last year, I've been secreted away in my baseball laboratory working on a
number of projects. One of the projects is my own defensive
measure. Although my method won't end world hungerit
won't even end the argument about who the best fielders are, unfortunatelyI
do believe that it will add another intelligent tidbit of knowledge to the
discussion. Click the link to see who the best fielders of the 1999
season were. (Sorry, but you'll have to wait for the book for more
details. :( )
Baseball Books: A Guide - Greg Spira. One of the great pleasures
I've enjoyed since getting on-line is the pleasure of making new friendships
with interesting people thru the Internet. One of the most interesting and
knowledgeable of all the people I've met is Greg Spira. Greg knows alot
about many subjects and is happy to share his knowledge with anyone who's
interested. Luckily for you, baseball is one of Greg's areas of expertise.
Here's just a glimpse of one of the things he knows alot about.
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