Originally Posted by dunner13
how and what are they calculating for this? Seeing 3 players in the bottom 5 from the team that just won the world series makes me wonder if we want our players in the top 5 or the bottom 5.
Basically he took the estimated runs that Votto should have produced with his stats and subtracted that from the actual runs that he really did produce.
So if his stats project that on average, a player with Votto's stats should have produced 130.5 runs, and he actually produced 143 runs (just guesses on my part for the sake of explanation), then he produced an additional 12.5 runs (or 1.25 wins) than he should have produced on average. Or, he did little things that stats can't yet measure to produce more runs than he the stats say he should have.
Conversely, A-Rod produced around 10 runs less than his stats said he should have.
What I find interesting about this, is that it is a stat guy basically admitting that "intangibles" do exist (which most stat guys do admit, but get a bad rap about). Actually this is a way to make try to them tangible.