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Dadawg_77
06-09-2003, 01:09 PM
UZR 1
http://www.baseballprimer.com/articles/lichtman_2003-03-14_0.shtml

UZR2
http://www.baseballprimer.com/articles/lichtman_2003-03-21_0.shtml

Super Linear Weights
http://www.baseballprimer.com/articles/lichtman_2003-06-04_0.shtml



Mitchel Lichtman developed a new metric to judge performance on the baseball diamond, both offensively and defensively using play by play data. If you are looking to expand your baseball knowledge it is a good read.

xil357
06-09-2003, 01:19 PM
eek! Too much math!

Seriously, it looks good, but stats can be used to prove ANYTHING.

Dadawg_77
06-09-2003, 01:53 PM
Originally posted by xil357
Seriously, it looks good, but stats can be used to prove ANYTHING.

True that why you look at the methodology (the math) of how the stats were obtained, to see if there are any biases or other problems. One of the great things about baseball stats is that thier is little room for bias in obtaining the data, since the data is totally in the public view. Looking at the results it does pass the common sense with Bonds listed as the top player over span of 2000-2002 and the rest of the top players looking correct, even though Erstad seems to be out of place.