Re: ESPNs Top 100 players
Nate Silver pretty much tore it apart via a BP Unfiltered Blog post today.
His basic point is spot on. What exactly is it measuring? It looks like a really good formula for MVP voting. I'm not sure what usefulness it has beyond that that isn't already accomplished by something like VORP, WARP, or Win Shares, all 3 of which are actually measuring something that can be described apart from the formula itself.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
Last edited by RedsManRick; 06-11-2007 at 05:19 PM.