fWAR, specifically for pitchers, is riddled with minor problems that together make the metric less valuable. In Part 1 of the series, we’re going to look at a hotly debated issue regarding fWAR that has been brought up by other readers before: the fWAR park factors.
According to the FanGraphs glossary, a basic runs park factor is used when calculating fWAR. Because FIP models ERA, using runs park factors for FIP shouldn’t be a problem.
Unfortunately, this idea simply isn’t true. ......Read More...
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