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Saber-porn. Essentially, an argument for wOBA over batting average using linear weights from 1915....

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Saber-porn. Essentially, an argument for wOBA over batting average using linear weights from 1915. Background and link to the original article here.

In-Season Batter Regression Tool Updated

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Bill Petti | Batter regression tool now allows you to set your own expected BABIP and HR/FB for hitters.

Visualizing AL Central Hitters: wOBA through May 12th

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A look at how the hitters of the AL Central stack up through May 12th.

Oh What a Difference a Year Makes (or Not)

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Taking a look at how individual batters fared this April versus last April.

Back of the Envelope: Mets Shouldn't Bank on Hitter Regress to Improve the Offense

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Back of the Envelope: Mets Shouldn't Bank on Hitter Regress to Improve the Offense

Batter Regress Tool Updated with xBABIP and more Players

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Batter Regress Tool Updated with xBABIP and more Players

Longoria, Rolen, and Wright: Player Volatility Part II

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In my first column on player volatility I took a look at David Wright's in-season performance over time.  The idea was to begin (and I stress begin) teasing out this idea of how an individual...

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.

BtB Power Rankings: NL Offenses

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A ranking of overall offense using base runs and baserunning.

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.

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