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  • SABR Matt
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    Please...link me.

    Perhaps one of them has data released I can use...KJOK's been slow lately.

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  • Ubiquitous
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    Technically its been out since last year but the latest version came out in January.

    There are stat groups on Yahoo that have the PBP data.

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  • SABR Matt
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    what?

    Explain.

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  • Ubiquitous
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    Well if you only look for it on retrosheet you'll never find it.

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  • SABR Matt
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    Well then I'll have to get on KJOK's case...because he promised that as soon as the 2005 data came out...he'd be working on the DB update...LOL

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  • Ubiquitous
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    Actually its been out since the first week of January.

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  • SABR Matt
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    Originally posted by Ubiquitous
    The 2005 PBP data is out.
    Ah...finally.

    I'll check and see what they have...but I don't use it directly...KJOK needs to run has program to suck in the PBP data and output defense against info for all of the years missing from his parks DB before I can rerun PCA. We have info back to at least 1959 now that should be included.

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  • Ubiquitous
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    But I bet you wouldn't have minded him patrolling the outfield at Shea for the last 6 years.

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  • digglahhh
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    Matt,

    I'm referring to the 2004 campaigns of each player.

    DL,

    I respect your viewpoint, but please don't continue to state that Win Shares or any other complex metric has objectivity, that is just not true at all- there is no such thing. What those metrics do have is consistency and stability. They evaluate all players the same way and have no particular attachment to an individual player.

    I have seen no proof of the objectivity of any statistic, and there is none to be found- believing in the objectivity of numbers is closed-minded. The decisions about what to count in the formulas, what to leave out and how much leverage to grant each component of the metric is subjective in the first place. Second of all, the most elemental atoms of any metric come from rulings by official scorers, and that is more of an art than a science, believe me, I oversee the scoring of games for MLB. If you begin to think about it from a deconstructionist perspective any whiff of objectivity disappears in the blink of an eye. What about umpires? What about their calls of balls and strikes that dictate the situations for the hitters- plenty of subjectivity there. You may dismiss all these points as insignificant in the long run, but these phenomena are the gravity that allows a snowball to induce an avalanche.

    The advantage of using the metrics is consistency, not objectivity, any flaws in them will be systematic and penalize players or reward them for the same things. Formulas may favor certain types of players, though they don't favor individuals for any sort of personal reasons.


    And Abreu is a lazy bum most of the time. He has lots of skills on defense but only chooses to use them some of the time.

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  • Ubiquitous
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    Originally posted by SABR Matt
    Which year? if you're talking about 2005, I don't have PCA values for that year yet because certain people haven't updated their damned parks databases yet...LOL And certain other people refuse to put out 2005 PBP data (*cough*Retro*cough*)

    The 2005 PBP data is out.

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  • Ubiquitous
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    Originally posted by digglahhh
    My real question is, am I the only one who doesn't think any of these stats really do justice to how much better Abreu was than Dunn?

    If you agree that the gap between them was greater than the stats indicate, what is it about the figuring of the numbers that is responsible for the discrepency? Either something Abreu does is undervalued or something Dunn does was overvalued. Forget about the PFs for a second and use the raw numbers.


    * and if there's an SB component here, how does Abreu not blow Dunn away?


    I mean, if you determine who is good and how good they are strcitly by these numbers then this is going to be an exercise in circular logic. But doesn't some of you guys' baseball instincts tell you that Abreu was far better than Dunn?
    Well if you were a Phillies fan or at least a lot the ones I know you would say Abreu is a lazy bum.

    I would say that you are viewing the two players through prejudiced eyes. In effect you are deciding the conclusion and now looking for the data make it appear so. I don't mean it as an insult just that is how it appears to me. To me OPS+ has it about right in terms of hitting. Abreu in non PF ops+ is clearly the better hitter and isn't really close. That is what OPS+ is telling me. It appears to me that you think OPS+ should be something like 150 to 110. I don't see that. Dunn had a good OBP and had a very powerful SLG. Dunn did have more total bases.

    AS for SB, well seasonal metrics just don't value them all that much. Even if you were to look at it through PBP and run or win expectancy one extra base through stealing is not all that much.

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  • SABR Matt
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    Which year? if you're talking about 2005, I don't have PCA values for that year yet because certain people haven't updated their damned parks databases yet...LOL And certain other people refuse to put out 2005 PBP data (*cough*Retro*cough*)

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  • dl4060
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    Originally posted by digglahhh
    My real question is, am I the only one who doesn't think any of these stats really do justice to how much better Abreu was than Dunn?

    If you agree that the gap between them was greater than the stats indicate, what is it about the figuring of the numbers that is responsible for the discrepency? Either something Abreu does is undervalued or something Dunn does was overvalued. Forget about the PFs for a second and use the raw numbers.

    Can somebody post their win shares, please?

    If Matt is around let's see their PCA

    OPS:

    Abreu: .971
    Dunn .956

    Eqa:

    Abreu: .325
    Dunn: .315*

    * and if there's an SB component here, how does Abreu not blow Dunn away?


    I mean, if you determine who is good and how good they are strcitly by these numbers then this is going to be an exercise in circular logic. But doesn't some of you guys' baseball instincts tell you that Abreu was far better than Dunn?

    Maybe because not everyone agrees with you on how much better Abreu was then Dunn. You also seem to be implying that everyone has the same 'baseball instincts' as you do, when that is not necessarily the case. Your argument also has a circular ring to it. Something along the lines of 'I just know Abreu was much better because of my baseball instincts therefore any argument that does not agree with mine must be wrong', I mean if you determine how good someone is just by subjective opinion is that also not an excercise in circular logic?

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  • SABR Matt
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    Actually...when you combine Ichiro's offense (usually produces about 8 wins a year by PCA) with his defense (2.5 to 4 wins in a year by PCA), Ichiro wins just about as many games in his average season as McGwire did in his...

    But offensively...a line-up of McGwires will score more runs than a line-up of Ichiros...meaning no offense to Ichiro.

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  • dl4060
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    Originally posted by digglahhh
    Right, but just viscerally, that even seems to close. Abreu seems to be far better. Seems like a lot of difference for a mere 7 points. If Abreu had the 143 and Dunn had the 150, I think Abreu's other skills would be enough to put him ahead of Dunn as an overall player.

    I have a hard time making adjustments like that seeing as how I don't subscribe to any of the total player metrics. They are flawed, IMO, but at least they are consistent. The numbers may "want" certain types of players to be better than others but they don't have biases toward individual players like I might.
    7 points seems just fine to me. Dunn is a far better player than alot of people realize. Many on this board have a irrational prejudice against people who do not hit for a high average. You can hold that opinion if you want to, but it is a subjective viewpoint, unless you can back it up. Mark Mcgwire will win alot more games for you than Ichiro will, and until I see some objective evidence that they are even close that is what I will continue to believe.

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