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

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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

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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

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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.

Return of the Son of the Revisitation of the Myth of the RBI Guy: Careers Overrated by RBI Totals

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Who are the most overrated and underrated RBI Guys of the last 50+ years? A list and discussion of players most overrated by their RBI numbers.

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

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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 (Revisited), Part Two: Situational Hitting and RE24

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Part two (of two) in a series looking at how bad a hitter can be and still accumulate RBI. This installation uses and explains FanGraphs' RE24 stat to discuss the impact of "situational hitting."

Revisiting the Myth of the RBI Guy, Part One

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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.

Revisiting the Myth of the RBI Guy, Part One

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Most serious baseball fans know that RBi are overrated as a measure of offensive performance. But surely players with high RBI numbers need some special skill, right? In Part One of this two-part...

Non-Linear Cost-Per-Win Part III - Beyond the Box Score

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On the field in 2008 the Mets were worth $3 million more than they were paid. The Mariners were worth $116 million less.

wOBA Position-by-Position Averages 2008

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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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