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Talking to a Sabermagician: Colin Wyers

Colin Wyers is well known, and well respected, within the Sabermetric community for his previous and current contributions to the field of Sabermetrics. He took the time to drop some #want and knowledge on us.

Custom wOBA and Linear Weights Through 2010: Baseball Databank Data Dump 2.1

In response to overwhelming demand (ahem), here are are customized weights from 1871-2010 for calculating hitter value with linear weights.

Baseball Databank Data Dump, I: FIP Constants and Runs Per Win

Do you want quick access to FIP customized to each season? Or Runs to Wins conversion, or even a way to calculate these yourself? Check it out.

Zack Greinke and the 11 Greatest Seasons Since Pedro's 1999

Zack looked like he was going to "make history" back in May. You know, the history books that cite pitcher WAR. So, I checked it out using my usual tricks that are actually borrowed from other people: Colin Wyers' BsR-FIP (why isn't this used more?), PythagenPat, etc. to see how he stacked up, and in the meantime, I rank a number of other great seasons. And, yes, this includes some stuff from before the "FanGraphs Era" (2002-).

1996: The Twilight of Roger Clemens' Career?

Another self-explanatory title. Nothing too deep, just looking at how Clemens stacked up in 1996, his last season in Boston, using FIP, WAR, and also my first public attempt at using Colin Wyer's BsR-FIP. Bow before my generic number crunching and superficial analysis, mortals! P.S. In retrospect, some Stephanie Myers references would have been good.

Baserunning Runs, Retrosheet Era

Colin Wyers presents baserunning runs compared to average for all the years between 1953 and 2007. 2008 numbers will be available once retrosheet data is available, but here are the 2007 leaders and trailers: 6 Juan Pierre 6 Brian Giles 5 Dan Uggla 5 Luis Gonzalez 5 Johnny Damon 5 Orlando Cabrera 5 Marcus Giles 5 Hideki Matsui 5 Aaron Miles -5 Ryan Garko -5 Jacque Jones -6 Barry Bonds -6 Mike Lowell -7 John Mabry -9 Paul Lo Duca Who wants to run some year-to-year-correlations? And who's going to beat me to a full slice-and-dice post?

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