Joined: 10 Aug 2006 Posts: 16313 Location: In front of my computer
Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 3:46 pm Post subject:
Linear weights run values peg a walk value at about 70% the value of a single. Of course it depends on the situation. That number is all situations averaged out. A leadoff walk and leadoff single have the same run value.
A single with a RISP and first base open has significantly more run value than a walk. But when you add it all up, a walk is 70% as good as a hit.....in total.
Joined: 24 Dec 2007 Posts: 1896 Location: Post trade WAR, Quentin 3.3, Haren 14
Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:51 am Post subject:
I'd rather have people hit for average rather than power.
You'd rather lose than win? Slugging and On base percentages have much better correlations to winning than batting average.
And who cares what you prefer? Brandon is who he is, he has certain strengths and weaknesses. If he turns out to hit like Adam Dunn, but also is able to provide good defense at first, he'll be a super valuable player. You want to send that back?
Fans always get hung up on what their players can't do, forgetting what they can. _________________ True fans sense a special pain from an owner too cheap to ever field a competitive team, and smile when the idiot GM lackey trades for a crappy starter because his teammates scored lots of runs and held most of his leads.
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