Re: Strike out = to any other out?
I dumped the last 10 years of National league Team offensive data into database/spreadsheet and ran some correlation numbers. As has been posted, OBP, SLG and OPS all have strong correlations to Runs Scored.
OBP = .862
SLG = .865
OPS = .915
Ks are not significantly correlated when tested in this manner.
I'm still looking at some other relationships related to Ks and K Rates as they relate to Runs Scored but in the meantime, thought I would post something else I found interesting.
I ran OPS against WINS for the above mentioned sample. Granted following the Reds we all know how important pitching is to winning games, but still, I was surprised to find out that although definitely correlated, OPS and WINS are only correlated at a .526 level. (r coefficient)
Any statisicians please feel free to correct, but as I understand it that means there is roughly a 50% correlation with 25% expected variance between OPS and WINS.
I'm intending to load the database/spreadsheet with the Pitching data ASAP. Anyone who would like a spreadsheet/Access Database of this data once loaded with pitching (or as is without pitching) just private message me and I'll email it to you.
Fields included at present are: Year, Team, Runs, Runs/G, G, AB, H, 2B, 3B, HR, BB, SO, BA, OBP, SLG, SB, CS, W, L, OPS