Frater Perdurabo

11-29-2008, 11:36 PM

We've known this for some time. They don't have much speed, and what little speed they do have they don't use well. Now there's a Bill James metric that provides one means of quantifying it with a plus/minus rating.

Check out this Phil Rogers article (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/chi-081129-phil-rogers-don-baylor-rockies-baseball,0,5071551.column) (salient points are in the third part of the story).

It would be great if someone - anyone - who has a copy of the 2009 Bill James Handbook could explain further into the formula for determining the plus/minus baserunning metric.

I'm not endorsing this article or this means of quantifying team baserunning. I am just raising this topic for discussion.

Check out this Phil Rogers article (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/chi-081129-phil-rogers-don-baylor-rockies-baseball,0,5071551.column) (salient points are in the third part of the story).

It would be great if someone - anyone - who has a copy of the 2009 Bill James Handbook could explain further into the formula for determining the plus/minus baserunning metric.

I'm not endorsing this article or this means of quantifying team baserunning. I am just raising this topic for discussion.