Stat of the Week: MLV

MLV, or Marginal Lineup Value, is a statistic that measures a player's offensive production in runs above an average offensive player. MLV takes a theoretical team of nine average hitters, replaces one of them with a player we want to measure, gives him the same percentage of the team's total plate appearances (PA) as he... Continue Reading →

Stat of the Week: OPS

The sum of a player's on-base percentage (OBP) and their slugging average (SLG). This is a quick and easy statistic for understanding a player's offensive productivity. OPS is more closely correlated to run scoring than batting average, on-base percentage, or slugging average alone, which is why many baseball fans prefer this statistic to compare players'... Continue Reading →

Stat of the Week: Stress

"Stress" is a way of characterizing how much of a pitcher's workload has been compressed into high pitch count outings. The higher the stress ratings over the course of a pitcher's career, the higher likelihood of arm injuries. Stress = Pitcher Abuse Points(PAP)/# of Pitches PAP = (# of Pitches -100)^3 According to Keith Woolner,... Continue Reading →

Stat of the Week: Hit (H)

In baseball, a "hit" is simply a condition in which the batter hits the ball into play and (at least) reaches 1st base safely. "Safely" means the batter reached a base without being tagged with the ball first or beat to the base by a defensive player in possession of the ball, or reached the... Continue Reading →

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