To honor Canada on its special day, Baseball Prospectus has added two statistics to the custom sortable leaderboards.
True Average Minus Batting Average (TAV_MINUS_AVG) intends to provide a quick look at whether a player’s batting average is “full” or “empty.” Here are the five “fullest” batting averages, determined by this metric:
And the “emptiest”:
As a companion stat, we’ve also added Fielding Independent Pitching minus Earned Run Average (FIP_MINUS_ERA). As the name implies, this is a pitcher’s FIP minus his ERA. It’s supposed to provide a quick reference for how much a pitcher is over or under-pitching to his peripheral stats. Here are the largest positive gaps:
And the largest negative gaps: