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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.

Primer on Linear Weights

Intro to Saber 101 has the advantages/disadvantages of linear weights. As always, if I got anything wrong, please point it out. Thanks.

Cubs f/x: Updating Run Values by Count

After a reasonable beta version, I updated my run values by count data and posted it over at Tom Tango's place. As a result, I got some great feedback and corrections. This is the result.

Tonight I'm Going to Rock You (Tonight): The Myth of the RBI Guy, Part Two

In Part Two of this series, (part one is here), I revisit the issue of the "RBI Guy" using FanGraphs' RE24 stat, and hopefully don't mess it up too badly. Basically, I explain and discuss RE24 to the best of my ability to see if it helps or hurts the case of some guys having the ability to drive runners in, an ability that might escape the grasp of traditional linear weights.

Revisiting the Myth of the RBI Guy, Part One

This is the first in a two-part series I'm doing using different stats to see just how overrated some "run producers" are by their RBI numbers. It takes its inspiration from Jonah Keri's piece in Baseball Between the Numbers, but uses different (and better) stats -- wOBA/linear weights rather than MLV/VORP. I have some links to some nice "leaderboards" that I put on Google Docs. Next week, I'll revisit the topic using some of FanGraphs more contexual stats.

wOBA Position-by-Position Averages 2008

I did a spreadsheet of this stuff at the request of someone at Royals Review, but I thought people here might be interested. You can get more of my explanation by following the above link to my FanShot there.

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