Friday, April 15, 2005

Friday Morning Figures, Installment 2

Here are the RV stats, through Thursday 4/14:

Name PA BFP Batting Fielding Running Pitching Total
CastillaV 31 0 5.65 0.64 (0.90) 0.00 5.40
AyalaL 1 23 (0.17) 0.00 0.00 3.82 3.65
GuillenJ 44 0 2.73 0.58 (0.73) 0.00 2.58
CorderoC 0 30 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.47 2.47
VidroJ 43 0 3.08 (0.64) 0.00 0.00 2.45
SledgeT 13 0 2.03 0.25 0.09 0.00 2.37
TuckerT 0 14 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.73 1.73
OhkaT 5 52 (0.26) 0.16 0.00 1.06 0.96
PattersonJ 2 26 (0.35) 0.00 0.00 0.79 0.44
LoaizaE 4 56 (1.16) 0.64 0.00 0.76 0.24
WilkersonB 46 0 1.10 (0.81) (0.64) 0.00 (0.36)
JohnsonN 41 0 0.43 (0.21) (0.62) 0.00 (0.39)
SchneiderB 35 0 (0.82) 0.27 0.00 0.00 (0.55)
ChurchR 23 0 (0.63) 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.63)
BlancoT 5 0 (0.74) 0.00 0.00 0.00 (0.74)
BaergaC 4 0 (1.00) 0.00 0.00 0.00 (1.00)
HernandezL 8 83 (1.54) (0.16) 0.00 0.68 (1.02)
EischenJ 0 16 0.00 0.00 0.00 (1.20) (1.20)
DavisJ 12 0 (1.74) 0.00 0.09 0.00 (1.65)
CorderoW 4 0 (1.68) 0.00 0.00 0.00 (1.68)
HorganJ 0 17 0.00 0.00 0.00 (2.40) (2.40)
DayZ 3 45 (0.08) 0.00 0.00 (5.35) (5.43)
OsunaA 0 23 0.00 0.00 0.00 (9.43) (9.43)
GuzmanC 42 0 (9.73) (0.38) (0.44) 0.00 (10.54)


Note: I've combined pitchers and hitters to compare who truly has been the most valuable player.

Judgement Calls: As I mentioned here, I have made the following judgment calls about fielding or running plays. If you disagree, please comment and I will consider changing the scoring on that play:

Phils, 4/4/05, Bot 5th, 1 out: SledgeT gets fielding credit for throwing out D. Bell at 3rd

Phils, 4/4/05, Bot 6th, 1 out: JohnsonN gets a fielding debit for dropping pitcher bunt, but CastillaV gets fielding credit for picking up that ball and throwing out runner.

Phils 4/6/05, Top 2, 1 out: GuillenJ given running debit for getting thrown out at third.

Phils 4/7/05, Bot 1, 0 Out: LoaizaE gets fielding credit for nice play on J Rollins bunt.

Phils 4/7/05, Top 5, 0 Out: D Bell given fielding debit, despite official scorer, for dropped bunt popup.

Phils 4/7/05, Bot 7th, 1 Out: JohnsonN given fielding debit due to bobble which prevented him from getting lead runner.

Marlins, 4/8/05, Bot 1st, 2 outs: CastillaV given fielding debit for failure to catch foul pop up.

Marlins, 4/8/05, Bot 8th, 1 out: CastilloL and GonzalezA given running credit for taking hte extra base

Marlins, 4/9/05, Top 9th, 1 out: GuzmanC given running credit for turning single into a double.

[More to come]

[UH-OH: I just noticed that my chart does not include Jamey Carroll, Ryan Church or Gary Bennett. I'll fix it as soon as I can]

3 Comments:

At 11:12 AM, Blogger SuperNoVa said...

DM, I'm not sure the pitcher's hitting statistics should be included. It strikes me that comparing them to the average hitter is a bit unfair - it might be more fair to compare them to the average pitcher hitting. But I doubt their is an ERV matrix for an all-pitcher lineup.

I'll have to mull this one.

 
At 11:35 AM, Blogger dexys_midnight said...

I think you have to include it SNV. To not include it would take away from the zero sum aspect of ERV. When batting the pitcher has to be considered a regular baseball player. However, if you were to rank MLB pitchers, I would be more concerned about ranking them by pitching ERV (especially if comparing them to AL pitchers).

 
At 4:33 PM, Blogger DM said...

SNV, although we say in shorthand that ERV scoring compares players to the average player, it's not quite accurate. It measures the contribution of the player to the team's success/failure based on what the average _team_ does in certain situations. So we are not comparing pitchers as hitters to average players, just measuring how they contribute\detract from the team's performance. Sure, most pitchers will be in the negative, but that's reality, and it should be measured. As I've said before, we don't grade on a curve here at Nats Blog.

It is also an homage to Mrs. DM, who has always taken the position (and convinced me) that there is no real good reason that pitchers aren't better hitters, especially, as she would say, "with all that time off to practice".

Dexys, you are right about the zero-sum nature, and I just wanted to alert everyone that the numbers posted here won't add up to a zero-sum, because they exclude fielding and base-running blunders by the Nats opponents, which are purposely excluded from the individual RV totals so we can get a clearer picture of the player's performance. I could include a catch-all data slot to reflect this, but I haven't had the time.

 

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