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Tell Me About SABR Fielding Stats (NEW ONES COMING!)

Postby JTWood » Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:27 pm

Fielding isn't a part of fantasy, generally speaking, so I have never really tried to read up on the SABR stats that are available for this aspect of the game. Could someone please share their thoughts on the popular stats out there, their respective strengths and weaknesses, and possibly even a guess at what the future might hold for SABR fielding measurements?

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Re: Tell Me About SABR Fielding Stats

Postby KCollins1304 » Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:47 pm

Errors - How many times you mess up in the field

Fielding % - Percentage of plays made that aren't errors

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Re: Tell Me About SABR Fielding Stats

Postby JTWood » Fri Jun 26, 2009 6:10 pm

KCollins1304 wrote:Errors - How many times you mess up in the field

Fielding % - Percentage of plays made that aren't errors

/thread

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Re: Tell Me About SABR Fielding Stats

Postby Neato Torpedo » Fri Jun 26, 2009 6:22 pm

KCollins1304 wrote:Errors - How many times you mess up in the field

Fielding % - Percentage of plays made that aren't errors

/thread

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Re: Tell Me About SABR Fielding Stats

Postby Big Pimpin » Fri Jun 26, 2009 6:58 pm

Start with this for a primer.

UZR is widely regarded as the best system that's available, and if you really want to figure out how it all works you can read about that here and here. The nice thing about UZR is that not only is it regarded as the best, it's also the system available at FanGraphs.

Typically the defensive numbers are subject to small sample size issues, so you usually need multiple years of data to draw any conclusions about an individual player. If I'm trying to get a sense of how good a player is, I'll usually look at three years from a few different systems (usually UZR and PMR and some CHONE thrown in for good measure. Then you should slap a range around it, so if those sources are pointing at a player being a +10 (run, so ~ 1 win) fielder, he's probably anywhere from a +5 to +15 fielder.

Then if you combine that with how good of a hitter a player is (based on wOBA, also available at FanGraphs), you can figure out just how many wins a given player is worth. It's awesome stuff. ;-D
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Re: Tell Me About SABR Fielding Stats (NEW ONES COMING!)

Postby JTWood » Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:51 am

omgomgomgomgomgomgomgomgomg :-L :-L :-L

The system can show exactly where a ball was hit, and the speed of the ball and the runners throughout a play. It can also show how long it took a ball to be returned to the infield.


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Re: Tell Me About SABR Fielding Stats (NEW ONES COMING!)

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:57 am

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Re: Tell Me About SABR Fielding Stats

Postby lastingsgriller » Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:04 pm

JTWood wrote:
KCollins1304 wrote:Errors - How many times you mess up in the field

Fielding % - Percentage of plays made that aren't errors

/thread

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Re: Tell Me About SABR Fielding Stats (NEW ONES COMING!)

Postby dougbies » Fri Jul 10, 2009 1:23 pm

UZR/150 is all you need to know.
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Re: Tell Me About SABR Fielding Stats

Postby JTWood » Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:54 pm

lastingsgriller wrote:
JTWood wrote:
KCollins1304 wrote:Errors - How many times you mess up in the field

Fielding % - Percentage of plays made that aren't errors

/thread

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You should lose them over this.


he should lose that coffee cup for sure.. and since it's available, I've expressed interest in acquiring it..

i don't even know why I want one so bad.. i just do.


*edited as usual for tard spelling.. I should really use the preview feature.

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