Re: Strike out = to any other out?
Originally Posted by TRF
I have expanded on Steels study, and had a team strikeout 27 time while also walking 10 times and hitting 10 HR's. They outscored the team that GO 27 times while hitting 10 singles.
It is amazing. The correlation between getting on base and scoring runs.
It is amazing. The correlation between the accumulation of bases and scoring runs.
it's almost like OBP and SLG might just mean something. I wonder if we could somehow put those two stats together in order to guage a players offensive prowess?
No nonononono...that's "bad study".
I've created a new stat called Systematic Lazy Intuitive Metric Equalization ("SLIME" for short). And SLIME tells me that each of those ten Walks occurred after
each of those ten HR but none before another HR. That means that those ten Walks led to no additional Run Scoring whatsoever.
Walks are exceptionally overrated.
"The problem with strikeouts isn't that they hurt your team, it's that they hurt your feelings..." --Rob Neyer
"The single most important thing for a hitter is to get a good pitch to hit. A good hitter can hit a pitch that’s over the plate three times better than a great hitter with a ball in a tough spot.”