Frater Perdurabo

04-25-2005, 10:11 AM

It would be nice to have the On Base Percent higher, but the OBP needs to be adjusted when you have a faster team getting on base less often. All Oakland talks about is OBP, but as of 04/25 they only have 2 stolen bases. The Sox have a faster team moving around the bases and they are able to score more runs with a lower OBP. The Sox have scored 86 runs while Oakland has only scored 70 runs. But, if the Sox start hitting, mixed in with the team speed, then there gonna start really running up the score.

Irishsox1's post gave me an idea.

I'd like to find someone with a penchant for math and a lot of spare time (I have neither :redface: ) interested in re-calculating leadoff hitters' OPS by:

1. Counting as a double instances where a player steals second base (rather than the dropped third strike, error, single or walk he used to reach first base);

2. Counting as a triple instances where a player steals third base (rather than the error, single, double, walk, passed ball or wild pitch, or combination thereof, he used to reach second base);

3. To be fair, remove a hit or walk from a player's OPS when a he is thrown out attempting to steal or picked off.

It could be called speed-adjusted OPS. I think we'd see some interesting results.

Also, how about a statistic for the number of wild pitches, errors or passed balls that occur when a particular player is on base? We can call it PODS: Pitcher's Overanxiety Distraction Statistic.

:redneck:bandance::supernana::tongue:

Irishsox1's post gave me an idea.

I'd like to find someone with a penchant for math and a lot of spare time (I have neither :redface: ) interested in re-calculating leadoff hitters' OPS by:

1. Counting as a double instances where a player steals second base (rather than the dropped third strike, error, single or walk he used to reach first base);

2. Counting as a triple instances where a player steals third base (rather than the error, single, double, walk, passed ball or wild pitch, or combination thereof, he used to reach second base);

3. To be fair, remove a hit or walk from a player's OPS when a he is thrown out attempting to steal or picked off.

It could be called speed-adjusted OPS. I think we'd see some interesting results.

Also, how about a statistic for the number of wild pitches, errors or passed balls that occur when a particular player is on base? We can call it PODS: Pitcher's Overanxiety Distraction Statistic.

:redneck:bandance::supernana::tongue: