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Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Anthony Rizzo for MVP? One stat shows his value best - Stats

He hits when it counts the most, or something like that.

Rizzo’s first-inning home run Tuesday was big in that it gave the Cubs a comfortable lead early. Mathematically speaking, it was the most valuable hit of the game. Based on historical win probabilities, it increased the Cubs’ chances of winning by 20 percent.

Those are the type of hits Rizzo has been getting this season. He leads the major leagues in the advanced stat Win Probability Added, which measures every plate appearance by a player based on how much it helped or harmed his team’s chance to win.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 09, 2015 at 06:55 AM | 32 comment(s)
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