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    As of now, UZR is the most reliable fielding statistic, or so I believe. Because it is based on a plus/minus system, is the entire league UZR supposed to equal zero?
    "Allen Sutton Sothoron pitched his initials off today."--1920s article

  • #2
    Originally posted by Tyrus4189Cobb View Post
    As of now, UZR is the most reliable fielding statistic, or so I believe. Because it is based on a plus/minus system, is the entire league UZR supposed to equal zero?
    It's relative to each position in the league, yes. But I don't think if you, say, add up all the shortstop UZRs that you'd get zero. I don't think it works like that.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by SamtheBravesFan View Post
      But I don't think if you, say, add up all the shortstop UZRs that you'd get zero. I don't think it works like that.
      That's odd. Isn't it based on the total runs you prevented/allowed over the average?
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Tyrus4189Cobb View Post
        That's odd. Isn't it based on the total runs you prevented/allowed over the average?
        Honestly, I'm not sure. The way I read the explanation, it sounded like what I said. Try reading Fangraphs' explanation of it:

        http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index...hs-uzr-primer/
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        • #5
          Originally posted by SamtheBravesFan View Post
          Honestly, I'm not sure. The way I read the explanation, it sounded like what I said. Try reading Fangraphs' explanation of it:

          http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index...hs-uzr-primer/
          I'm not sure why it wouldn't 'work that way'. Unless there's some reason to believe otherwise, I would assume that runs above average should add up to zero. In fact, if you add up all the UZR runs from every SS in 2011 you get -.1, which is about as close as you can get to zero with all the rounding going on. When you sum up all fielders you get -.2.
          Last edited by JDanger; 05-15-2012, 10:59 AM.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by JDanger View Post
            I'm not sure why it wouldn't 'work that way'. Unless there's some reason to believe otherwise, I would assume that runs above average should add up to zero. In fact, if you add up all the UZR runs from every SS in 2011 you get -.1, which is about as close as you can get to zero with all the rounding going on. When you sum up all fielders you get -.2.
            You're right, I suppose that's close enough.
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