Matthias wrote:I don't get the whole backlash to this.
Obviously, the OP isn't saying, "I'm going to petition the MLB to redefine the Triple Crown to SABR measures." He's saying (as I read it), "Hey, I think about baseball, I know you guys on this board think about baseball and if you were to pick 3 stats or combination of stats to tell you who the best pitcher is and who the best hitter is each year, what would they be?" I mean, c'mon, it's not like there hasn't been pages upon pages here kvetching about the Cy Young being heavily influenced by Wins.
That said, I can't say that I am confident enough in understanding the SABR stats as to really weigh in, but off the top of my head, I go with HRs, OBP, and RC/27 for hitters and I don't know for pitchers.
Pretty much my opinion. I'll throw a couple more stats out there.
Hitters -- eqa, woba, slg, ops, ct%, vorp (of course), any version of rc
Pitchers -- K/BB, K/9, BB/9, Ld%, Gb%, Fb%, tRA