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#361 Hosken Bombo Disco

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 12:03 PM

RE24 hasn't really caught on yet, but it is tracked on the stats sites. It can account for the middle guy's single very well :)

 

http://www.fangraphs...rary/misc/re24/

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#362 Craig Arko

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 12:06 PM

 

It requires more thought to set up well, but something should be possible with a voicemail message...

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#363 ashburyjohn

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 01:29 PM

You're also right in saying that it's hard to figure out how to do it. Every solo HR is an RBI but wouldn't be calculated as one in a runners-on-base thing. I was reading about a stat called RE24 that I've never heard of before. Might be worth reading about.

Although I suggested an avenue or two to explore, ultimately I think trying to tweak RBI into a rate stat is a dead end. I like WPA. Win Probability Added deals with every plate appearance, and it covers edge cases like the 3-single run I previously brought up or your solo homer scenario. A game thread isn't the right place to keep going with such a tangent, so I'll stop here, but wanted to tie up the loose thread.

 

/ edit - I typed before reading the rest of the thread, and RE24 approaches the question a useful way too. It's not situational, if I understand right, so it gives as much credit to a final run on either side of a 10-1 laugher as a 2-1 walkoff score, which is also a criticism of raw RBI.

 

/ edit^2 - OK, so that means I didn't stop when I said I would stop. :)

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 02:38 PM

Check out today's game thread here! :)

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