I have often felt that the most important thing a batter can do is get a walk. Not that exciting. But it does win games. A walk is very productive. It avoids double plays, and it wears out the pitcher. A pitcher in a groove is likely to retire a dozen or more batters, until he gets tired. So, long live the walk.

So, I've got my own baseball statistic. It's not only about walks, but they get more respect. I call my new statistic

In short, it's a bit like ops, but walks and moving the runners along get much more credit. In ops, the slugging portion gives a home-run 4 points. But it doesn't matter if there are runners on or not, so as far as the slugging average goes (and therefore the ops) a solo job or a grand slam count the same. So, you need rbi's.

Same with a walk. A 2 out bases empty pass counts the same towards ops as a bases loaded walk with a bat flip. The latter is clearly more productive, and so that's why my new statistic does it.

Anyway, I've written a program to test my idea, and I've got a pdf file with all the gory details and some test runs.

See here, https://www.dropbox.com/s/0kb2g9dbxh...llpdf.pdf?dl=0

Any comments are appreciated, even if it turns out my idea has been mentioned zillions of times before.

So, I've got my own baseball statistic. It's not only about walks, but they get more respect. I call my new statistic

__The productivity average__.In short, it's a bit like ops, but walks and moving the runners along get much more credit. In ops, the slugging portion gives a home-run 4 points. But it doesn't matter if there are runners on or not, so as far as the slugging average goes (and therefore the ops) a solo job or a grand slam count the same. So, you need rbi's.

Same with a walk. A 2 out bases empty pass counts the same towards ops as a bases loaded walk with a bat flip. The latter is clearly more productive, and so that's why my new statistic does it.

Anyway, I've written a program to test my idea, and I've got a pdf file with all the gory details and some test runs.

See here, https://www.dropbox.com/s/0kb2g9dbxh...llpdf.pdf?dl=0

Any comments are appreciated, even if it turns out my idea has been mentioned zillions of times before.

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