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Which Sabr Stat Should Be On a Baseball Card?

PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:07 pm
by JTWood
As the field of sabermetrics begins to age, it is reaching wider and wider acceptance. At some point, you have to believe that it will impact the more subtle areas of baseball, like baseball cards. If you were working at Topps and were thinking about changing the stats on your cards to include a new sabermetric stat, which one would it be and why?

Re: Which Sabr Stat Should Be On a Baseball Card?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:06 am
by JMB05
Babip for pitchers
+WPA for hitters,

just because I like them.

Re: Which Sabr Stat Should Be On a Baseball Card?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:43 am
by Mortician
I'm personally a fan of LD%

Re: Which Sabr Stat Should Be On a Baseball Card?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:06 am
by Neato Torpedo
Mortician wrote:I'm personally a fan of LD%

I'm a UZR fan, does that make us rivals?

Re: Which Sabr Stat Should Be On a Baseball Card?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 1:37 am
by Steve-o
OPS+ and ERA+. They are league and park adjusted numbers that at a quick glance can tell you how much better or worse a player is above the average player. Plus people are already familar with the non-adjusted stats.

WPA is a good one too.

Re: Which Sabr Stat Should Be On a Baseball Card?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:31 am
by HOOTIE
OPS+
ERA+
Runs created
RC/G

Re: Which Sabr Stat Should Be On a Baseball Card?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:53 am
by JTWood
Steve-o wrote:OPS+ and ERA+. They are league and park adjusted numbers that at a quick glance can tell you how much better or worse a player is above the average player. Plus people are already familiar with the non-adjusted stats.

Yeah, I like the + stats as a way to convey the player's relational skill in a concise, understandable manner.

Some stats would just require too much of an explanation to ever work on baseball cards, wouldn't they?

Re: Which Sabr Stat Should Be On a Baseball Card?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:57 am
by DaShiz23
Holds :-b

Re: Which Sabr Stat Should Be On a Baseball Card?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:56 am
by AussieDodger
DaShiz23 wrote:Holds :-b


Sac bunts.

Number of unnecessary jump throws to 1B.





All the cool kids like K/BB, stick that on too.