Originally Posted by BadFundamentals
It gets back to the team concept of whether player is making optimal contribution to TEAM run scoring. Freel hitting leadoff and trying to hit homers and in so doing losing 100 points from OBP is not likely a good tradeoff. These "role on team"/"role in lineup" intangibles Runs Created formula has no way of knowing or adequately handling.
I mean if we agree that both Runs/RBIs are "team dependent" stats how could "Runs Created" be INDEPENDENT of the TEAM?
Optimal contribution to team run scoring? What is that? I have seen nothing you have said that is in anyway a minimization of a cost or a maximization of team run scoring. It is simply what you THINK a player should do in that position. Not the same thing.