Explaining and contextualizing some updates to our flagship hitting and pitching metrics, and comparing them to others.
A discussion some of the changes we’ve made to DRC+ and DRA, an explanation of how they work, and finally a look at some notable 2021 examples of these statistics in action.
How well can a statistic compensate for the loss of more than 100 games in a season?
Many readers have asked for more detail as to how DRC+ is calculated.
DRC+ reports not only the expected level of contribution for each player, but also how uncertain the DRC system is about that estimate.
What follows is a summary of the updates and a discussion of what we’ve learned.
We’re getting a little bit closer to fundamental baseball truth.
Once in Greece, I asked for a “Wednesday” (τέταρτη) kilo of feta instead of a “quarter” (τέταρτο). The lady behind the cheese counter in a grocery store in suburban Athens looked at me for a minute, told me my Greek wasn’t very good, and then asked me to repeat what I wanted. I’ve told that…