Monday, February 11, 2008

More on base running

Last week, I completed my series on Tigers base running in 2007. Dan Fox has now kindly provided his Tigers base running data on his blog. As I mentioned at the beginning of my series, Fox includes base out states (how many runners on base and how many outs before and after the play) and location of batted ball in his calculations. From this, he calculated the run value of each base advancement and was able to approximate the total number of runs above average a player netted with his base running. There are some differences in our rankings but overall the agreement is pretty good. Curtis Granderson is still #1 with 6.2 runs above average and Gary Sheffield follows at 4.9.

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