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Postby bigh0rt » Wed Feb 07, 2007 2:20 pm

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Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Feb 07, 2007 2:42 pm

I took it the other day and I still don't get why (K/BB) is at the top for evaluating pitchers. I know it is a very good tool for future predictions but WHIP seems like a much better evaluation tool.
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Postby George_Foreman » Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:03 pm

Pogotheostrich wrote:I took it the other day and I still don't get why (K/BB) is at the top for evaluating pitchers. I know it is a very good tool for future predictions but WHIP seems like a much better evaluation tool.
Yeah, that's what I said as well. I mean, K/BB means absolutly nothing without the "/IP" thrown in as well. Pitchers are tough because there is no OPS equivalent (well, maybe DIPS ERA or something like that) stat that takes into account most of a pitcher's production.
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Postby thedude » Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:09 pm

WHo the check has been taking this poll? There is no way 97% of basbeall fans measure defense by FRAA. Somebody is messing with the results. :-[
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Postby BigLebowski » Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:10 pm

Apparently I am way behind the times.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:13 pm

thedude wrote:WHo the check has been taking this poll? There is no way 97% of basbeall fans measure defense by FRAA. Somebody is messing with the results. :-[
More like 97% of baseball fans that are reading about baseball in February.
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Postby Another Blown Save » Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:17 pm

So I guess 97% baseball fans are now experts in sabermetrics :-b
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Postby DK » Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:28 pm

The guys at Fire Joe Morgan posted something about this and a couple hours later the totals had been completely skewed.
Look at what they said about it to see what the poll results were beforehand.

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Postby StlSluggers » Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:51 pm

DK wrote:The guys at Fire Joe Morgan posted something about this and a couple hours later the totals had been completely skewed.
Look at what they said about it to see what the poll results were beforehand.

FJM rules, by the way.

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Postby Pedantic » Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:39 pm

Well, it's nice to know that I'm among the 1.4 percent of voters that are merely well-versed in sabermetrics. O:-)
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