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Friday, April 06, 2018

Fangraphs: 2018 UZR and UZR Update!

The methodology has changed a little that allows UZR to account for some of the noise associated with imperfect data. The net result of this change is that extreme UZR’s, which were likely caused by, to some extent at least, noise in the data, rather than extreme performance, will be slightly ‘dampened.’ We think that these new values, while very close to the old ones in most cases, more accurately reflect the actual performance of the players in question.

I’ve always had a problem with trusting defensive metrics. The nature of the beast demands some level of uncertainty, and changing valuations — sometimes dramatically — does nothing to make me trust them more. The ‘dampening’ is particularly notable to players who have been hugely valuable based on these defensive metrics: Andrelton Simmons, Jason Heyward, Kevin Kiermaier, and several others. Adjust your Internet arguments accordingly.

LA Podcasting Hombre of Anaheim Posted: April 06, 2018 at 04:14 PM | 15 comment(s)
  Beats: defensive metrics, fangraphs

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Fangraphs: The One I Never Thought I Would Write

It’s been a remarkable run. But for me, it comes to an end today. This will be my last post at FanGraphs.

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But after 10 years, I’m hanging up my virtual pen. Starting next week, I’m going to go begin a new adventure, helping build out a Research and Development department for the San Diego Padres.

Random Transaction Generator Posted: January 10, 2018 at 11:49 AM | 29 comment(s)
  Beats: dave cameron, fangraphs, padres

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Hello Again | FanGraphs Baseball

Kiley McDaniel is back at Fangraphs. With two prospect mavens, they should be able to really improve their scouting stuff, which is already pretty good.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 19, 2017 at 02:48 PM | 5 comment(s)
  Beats: fangraphs, prospects

 

 

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