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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, 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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