Re: Better descriptive stats?
I don't like the productive out, because it is rather limited. Why do we give someone credit for a sac fly as a productive out, but not a ground out to second base that also scores a run? If we can accept that a player "tried" to hit a deep fly ball, why can't we accept that they tried to hit a grounder to the second baseman who was playing normal depth? In both cases I refuse to believe that the player tried for that outcome, but it was a happy accident.