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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.

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.

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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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...

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