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    Sabermetric Abbreviations

    Does anyone know where I can find a comprehensive collection of sabermetric definitions? Like VORP (Comp. Clueless), R/C (Runs Created, I know what it stands for but what about a formula?), ERA+ and the like. I just can't get a grasp on a lot of this stuff and don't really have the time to read "The Book" right now. I sometimes get lost on some of what we are talking about at times on here. I'm of course assuming that most of this lingo is from the MoneyBall guys. Certainly I understand the basics up too OPS, but after that I get a little lost.

    Maybe we can even add a sticky about it somewhere. Thanks in advance for any help. Hope this isn't construed as a stupid question.
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    Re: MoneyBall Abbreviations

    Not to be picky here, but what you're asking has nothing to do with Moneyball. It was all around well before Moneyball and Moneyball doesn't even mention most of it.

    Go to baseballprospectus.com. That's probably the best source for sabermetric acronyms.

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    Re: MoneyBall Abbreviations

    Quote Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo
    Does anyone know where I can find a comprehensive collection of moneyball definitions? Like VORP (Comp. Clueless), R/C (Runs Created, I know what it stands for but what about a formula?), ERA+ and the like. I just can't get a grasp on a lot of this stuff and don't really have the time to read "The Book" right now. I sometimes get lost on some of what we are talking about at times on here. I'm of course assuming that most of this lingo is from the MoneyBall guys. Certainly I understand the basics up too OPS, but after that I get a little lost.

    Maybe we can even add a sticky about it somewhere. Thanks in advance for any help. Hope this isn't construed as a stupid question.
    There aren't any stupid questions. Try this link first. Save it to your favorites. You don't have to read every article at once, but it's a great place to start.
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    Re: Sabermetric Abbreviations

    Here are some more links that may help.

    http://www.stathead.com/library/
    http://www.hardballtimes.com/main
    http://www.diamond-mind.com/articles/index.html

    The definition of VORP follows, but it is proprietary info and you won't find a formula for it. To get you started, heres the definition for Value Over Replacement Player.

    VORP
    Value Over Replacement Player. The number of runs contributed beyond what a replacement-level player at the same position would contribute if given the same percentage of team plate appearances. VORP scores do not consider the quality of a player's defense.
    "...You just have a wider lens than one game."
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    Re: Sabermetric Abbreviations

    Ok, I'll fess up to one of these that I've always wondered about, what's LOOGY stand for? I know it means he's a left hander who gets out left handers, but I don't know the specific acronym.

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    Re: Sabermetric Abbreviations

    It's not an exact acronym, but "Lefthanded One Out Guy" is what it stands for.
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    Re: Sabermetric Abbreviations

    Favorite acnm. TINSTAAPP....there is no such thing as a pitching prospect.

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    Re: Sabermetric Abbreviations

    STATS GLOSSARY

    HITTING STATS
    G--Games
    AB--At bats
    R--Runs
    H--Hits
    2B--Doubles
    3B--Triples
    HR--Homeruns
    RBI--Runs batted in
    BB--Walks
    SO--Strikeouts
    SB--Stolen bases
    CS--Caught stealing
    AVG--Batting average
    SLG--Slugging percentage
    OBA--On base average
    OPS--OBA plus SLG
    RC--Runs created. A stat from Bill James that projects how many runs a player created. There are a couple of dozen different formulas throughout history, with the appropriate one being in each case.
    RCAA--Runs created above average. It's the difference between a player's RC total and the total for an average player who used the same amount of his team's outs. A negative RCAA indicates a below average player in this category.
    RCAP--Runs created above average at his position. It's just like RCAA, except the comparision is to players at his position.
    OWP--Offensive winning percentage. It's a Bill James stat that projects what a team's winning percentage would be if each offensive player was cloned to that player and the team had an average pitching staff.
    RC/G--Runs created per game. It's a Bill James stat that projects how many runs a team would average per game, if everyone on the team was cloned to that player.
    TB--Total bases
    EBH--Extra base hits
    ISO--Isolated power. Is SLG minus AVG.
    SEC--Secondary average. The stat measures those offensive components that are not measured in batting average. The formula is (TB-H+BB+SB)/AB
    BPA--Bases per plate appearance. The formula is (TB+BB+HBP+SB-CS-GIDP)/(AB+BB+HBP+SF)
    IBB--Intentional walks
    GIDP--Grounded into double plays
    SAC--Sacrifices
    SF--Sacrifice flies
    PA--Plate appearances

    PITCHING STATS
    W--Wins
    L--Losses
    PCT--Winning percentage
    G--Games
    GS--Games started
    CG--Complete games
    SV--Saves
    GF--Games finished
    IP--Innings pitched
    H--Hits
    R--Runs
    ER--Earned runs
    BB--Walks
    SO--Strikeouts
    ERA--Earned run average
    RSAA--Runs saved against average. It's the amount of runs that a pitcher saved vs. what an average pitcher would have allowed. It's the same stat as Total Baseball's Pitching Runs, except (1) we both have different ways of park adjustments and (2) they added a procedure to take into account the amount of decisions (W+L) the pitcher had, while RSAA doesn't have that. Just like RCAA, the stat can produce a negative result
    HR--Homeruns
    H/9--Hits per 9 IP
    BR/9--Baserunners per 9 IP
    SO/9--Strikeouts per 9 IP
    SO/BB--Strikeouts to walks
    SHO--Shutouts
    WP--Wild pitches
    IBB--Intentional walks
    HBP--Hit batters
    BFP--Batters faced pitchers
    BK--Balks
    NW--Neutral wins. It's a projection for how many wins the pitcher would have if he was given average run support, considering the amount of decisions (W+L) he had
    NL--Neutral losses. Same as NW, but for losses.

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    Re: Sabermetric Abbreviations

    Thanks guys I appreciate the help.
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