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Postby Arlo » Sun Jun 15, 2003 7:03 am

I have to admit I've never really felt comfortable using ops. I may just be nitpicking here, but adding two percentages - one based on at bats, the other on plate appearances - isn't statistically sound.

HOOTIE's right, of course: there's a strong correlation between ops and performance, but in a sense, it's like adding a team's winning percentage in day games to it's winning percentage on the road. You'd also get a very strong correlation to total winning percentage, but you'd be using a very artificial number.

I realize ops has been very much en vogue for a while now, but I still can't bring myself to like it... especially when I can just look at obp and slg separately.
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Postby hooligan1 » Sun Jun 15, 2003 1:27 pm

Yea, I've never really understood the need for OPS when you can just look at OBP and SLG individually.......and get a more accurate portrayal of a players value anyway!
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