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(Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)   Number of MLB defensive shifts increased by 200% from 2010 to 2013, based on statistical findings that players other than Ted Williams and Barry Bonds have strong batted-ball tendencies. Stat geeks win yet another battle with old-schoolers   (triblive.com) divider line 7
    More: Interesting, Barry Bonds, Major League Baseball, Ted Williams, STATS LLC, Brett Lawrie, inside edge, Clint Hurdle, Neal Huntington  
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2013-05-06 12:07:45 AM  
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Rex_Banner: Dafatone: thecpt: UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: thecpt: Anyways, I'm really enjoying doing the sheet if not for actually knowing what goes into these stats, and now I have to add ISO.

ISO? Intentional Strike Outs? Insects Stepped On? I'm dyin' to know... :)

I read that one in the link dwm gave earlier. I don't know what it stands for, but it's ops minus ba. I can see the value of knowing what percentage of your hitting is power hitting.

Isolated power.

Mine's the worst, in softball.  Woo singles!

You sound like a gritty gamer who plays the game the right way. Good for you.


I bust my ass down the line.  I'm tons of slow.  I field alright, but wind up diving or falling on every play.

My grit's off the charts.
2013-05-05 06:33:06 PM  
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UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: DeWayne Mann: If all you care about is "how often does an at-bat" result in a hit, then batting average is the best tool for that. But for just about anything else, there are better stats available.

But that is all I care about. And that's why I consider the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim the 2012 World Champions. :)


I....don't think that's how it works.
2013-05-05 02:57:03 PM  
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ongbok: For example if my batting average is .340 and 90% of my hits are singles and I don't steal bases or can't go from 1st to third on a single to right, then I'm not much use offensively.


But if you always look like you're trying really hard, slide head-first into every base and hang on for the 24 years it takes to break the career hits record, you'll have fanboys calling you one of the greatest of all time!
2013-05-05 11:13:33 AM  
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UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: FreakinB: I think you're taking this a bit far.

Of course, I am. But I'm enjoying the argument. Now you defend the old way, and I'll defend the shift! C'mon, it'll be fun!


Ty Cobb spiking biatches!! Why isn't it that way?!
2013-05-05 11:04:43 AM  
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FreakinB: I think you're taking this a bit far.


Of course, I am. But I'm enjoying the argument. Now you defend the old way, and I'll defend the shift! C'mon, it'll be fun!
2013-05-05 10:32:40 AM  
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Marcus Aurelius: ongbok: Marcus Aurelius: abhorrent1: Doing something that isn't working because it's "tradition" is farking stupid

And I have yet to see of these overshifted hitters drop the bat head on an outside pitch to bloop the ball where the shortstop was supposed to be.  If a guy like Ryan Howard did that just a few times, the overshift would be over.

The morons are the ones behind the plate.

Do you think that pitchers are throwing them the ball outside when the defense is in the shift? They are pitching to them so they will hit the ball into the shift. Throwing a fastball outside would defeat the purpose of the shift.

True, but I have seen the pitchers miss their spot on many occasions.  He's expecting inside pitching, but if one drifts outside?


We could always quote the greatest baseball mind there ever lived, Tim McCarver here: "When you miss outside, you give up a hit. When you miss inside, you give up a home run."
2013-05-05 10:18:11 AM  
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ongbok: Marcus Aurelius: abhorrent1: Doing something that isn't working because it's "tradition" is farking stupid

And I have yet to see of these overshifted hitters drop the bat head on an outside pitch to bloop the ball where the shortstop was supposed to be.  If a guy like Ryan Howard did that just a few times, the overshift would be over.

The morons are the ones behind the plate.

Do you think that pitchers are throwing them the ball outside when the defense is in the shift? They are pitching to them so they will hit the ball into the shift. Throwing a fastball outside would defeat the purpose of the shift.


True, but I have seen the pitchers miss their spot on many occasions.  He's expecting inside pitching, but if one drifts outside?
 
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