Baseball Prospectus: Articles Tagged Pythagorean Theorem
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Baseball ProGUESTus: Does the Hit and Run Help? by <a class='author' href="/author/pete_palmer/">Pete Palmer</a>
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=17438
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=17438Sabermetric pioneer Pete Palmer tackles the hit and run and other statistical topics.Tue, 10 Jul 2012 04:00:00 -0700Breaking Balls: Pooh-Poohing Pythag by <a class='author' href="/author/derek_zumsteg/">Derek Zumsteg</a>
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=2813
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=2813Given a discrepancy between \"Pythagorean Wins\" (what you\'d expect from a team given a specific runs scored/runs allowed set) and actual wins leads to all kinds of investigation, chin-scratching, nose-picking, and navel-gazing. Some people will say a team is \"stronger\" than its actual record because it\'s underperforming the formula, and so forth. Suspects for the gap typically include: Strength of bullpen Managerial use of bullpen Clutch hitting Clutch pitching Chemistry Managerial strategies in tight games Luck This leads to interesting observations and theories (team x is 12-0 in one run games, manager Joe\'s teams consistently outperform their Pythagorean record except when they don\'t) but rarely insight. It\'s not as bad as putting a couple of stats into a blender, pressing the \"pulse\" button a couple of times, and claiming the resulting undrinkable smoothie is some kind of innovation. But it\'s still a waste of time.Mon, 26 Apr 2004 23:00:00 -0700Revisiting the Pythagorean Theorem by <a class='author' href="/author/clay_davenport/">Clay Davenport</a> and <a class='author' href="/author/keith_woolner/">Keith Woolner</a>
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=342
http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=342Tue, 29 Jun 1999 23:00:00 -0700