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Postby HOOTIE » Wed Dec 03, 2003 4:15 am

Yikes wrote:
What's runs created? Do you mean RBIs?
What's RC/27?
Also, how did you get the stats of the g/f ratio?

very interesting :-)


Rbis are a team dependent stat dependent on your teammates, (opportunities). A player has no control on who's on or not on when he comes to plate. Hitting a hr is a player's only real control on a rbi opportunity.

Runs created is a formula used to evaluate what a hitter really creates. There are many formulas, but the simpliest is

Hits Plus Walks
Times Total Bases
Divided by (At Bats Plus Walks)

It's accurate to within 90-95% most of time.

RC/27 is runs created per 27 outs, basically extended out to show what a lineup of 1 player would create over (27 outs) = 9 innings.

Giambi created 122 runs last year, of the 877 NY scored. His RC/27 was 7.92.

That means a lineup of 9 Giambis would score 7.92 runs over 162 games. Considering the run average was 4.72 per 27, you can see Giambi was 3.20 runs per 27 over average.

Lineup of 9 Giambis scores 7.92
Lineup of 9 average player's scores 4.72

He had 113 groundballs to 210 flyballs for .54 g/f ratio.

These numbers can be found on ESPN sortable stats under sabermetrics.
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Postby LBJackal » Wed Dec 03, 2003 6:37 am

Greenrider wrote:anyone want to guess what a 2004 1B cheat sheet might look like?

my best guess:
1. Todd Helton
2. Carlos Delgado
3. Jason Giambi
4. Jim Thome
5. Richie Sexson
6. Jeff Bagwell
7. Mike Sweeney
8. Aubrey Huff
9. Derek Lee
10. Ryan Klesko
11. Frank Thomas
12. Rafael Palmeiro
13. Phil Nevin


This is pretty good, but I'd slide Aubrey Huff up to #6 ahead of Bagwell, and switch Thome and Giambi.
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