Originally Posted by BadFundamentals
Raisor, I looked at RC again. I'll have to look at it more and think it through. I like hitting attributes for a given PLAYER in their own buckets. I like SLG and OBP better independently than combined into OPS at the player level. Although, for whole teams/leagues etc. nothing beats OPS for those macro discussions/studies).
Looks like RC takes the "combining" to a whole different level.
While you're thinking about it. Here's a few more facts about RC.
The average difference between actual runs and Runs Created per team is +/- 26.76 runs. That's 0.165 runs per game or one run per ever 6.05 games. Pretty insignificant variance.
I think it's been posted in this thread once already, but just in case, here's the formula:
RC Runs created
[(H + BB + HBP - CS - GIDP) times (Total bases + .26[BB - IBB + HBP] + .52[SH + SF + SB])] divided by (AB + BB + HBP + SH+ SF)
RC27 Runs created per 27 outs (Estimates how many runs per game a team made up of nine of the same player would score)
It takes into account alot of things we've been talking about in this thread: Sacrifices, double plays, SB/CS and what comes out in the end is a stat that as close to 100% accurate as we've gotten so far, as far as I know.
This is a stat that makes comparing players a breeze, IMO.