Mookie4ever wrote: This is the RC definition on ESPN (Runs created [(H + BB + HBP - CS - GIDP) times (Total bases + .26[BB - IBB + HBP] + .52[SH + SF + SB])] divided by (AB + BB + HBP + SH+ SF) (I think that THT keeps theirs a secret). H, BB, CS, GIDP, SF, SB etc are all influenced by the players around you and the players that you play against. Do you really think that Jason Bay's RC/G would be the same if he played on the Yankees?
Haven't followed this whole debate, but this is just silly. Click on the THT stats page and click on the glossary and you find their explanation. The ESPN formula is about the simplest (and most inaccurate) one in use. The THT one is far better.
I have no idea if marver is right on the whole argument, but I do know this---he's a lot more right about the stats.