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Thursday, November 08, 2012

Using WPA to grade bullpen management, part one

Who had Jim Johnson in the pool?

The top ten relievers in 2012 who squeezed the most WPA out of a combination of timely performance and efficient bullpen management are below.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 08, 2012 at 08:31 AM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. villageidiom Posted: November 08, 2012 at 09:59 AM (#4297860)
Atchison, Aceves, and Albers all made the bottom 5. I don't know if that's something to be hung on Cherington or Valentine, but that's not a very good indicator of effective deployment by Valentine.
   2. Bote Man Posted: November 08, 2012 at 10:38 AM (#4297909)
I distinctly remember a comment about 6 or so months ago in which the poster insisted that WPA only has meaning at that moment in the game. After that play completed it no longer had any applicability. By that measure, using it retroactively would seem to be a misapplication of WPA.

Is this true or off-base?
   3. Bote Man Posted: November 08, 2012 at 10:43 AM (#4297916)
FTFA: To borrow a phrase from every physicist I’ve ever known, WPA is elegant in its simplicity.

To borrow a quote from H. L. Mencken:
For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.
   4. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: November 08, 2012 at 02:17 PM (#4298141)
To borrow a quote from H. L. Mencken:
For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.

Is "is there a simple, clear answer to complex problems?" one of those complex problems?
   5. Toolsy McClutch Posted: November 08, 2012 at 02:32 PM (#4298169)
I'm a WPA whore.

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