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  • Floyd Gondolli
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    I'm willing to help update here back through 1904 is Randy (Sultan) is gone. Send me a PM if so.

    Thanks everyone.

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  • Floyd Gondolli
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    Originally posted by Sultan_1895-1948 View Post
    I can do any single year, or multiple years you like, of any player (we have splits for). Just let me know.
    Can we update this given that splits go back through 1904 now on Retrosheet and Baseball Ref?

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  • brett
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    Gibson's home parks were slightly higher than average run setting. I think the park factor averages out to about 102 which makes his home park about 104%. Suggests that he pitched worse at home anyway and certainly did not have a typical home advantage.

    There are some possibilities:

    1) He could have gone deeper into games at home. He actually did, with 7.42 innings per game at home and 7.30 on the road, though pitchers tend to get more IP at home anyway, but the point is, he was pitching in the 9th inning at home more than on the road.

    2) He could have been of a neurotype that tended to thrive on adranaline and needed the extra stress to get up optimally for games. There are a percentage of athletes that tend to do so.

    3) Park peculiarities? We might expect to see one or more stats that are abnormally skewed between home and road.

    The home to road difference mostly comes down to 2 stats. 1) His Babip at home was about 4% above his overall. 1) He had a few more unearned runs on the road on a percentage basis, so the home road difference comes together by about 2% when looking at total runs allowed. A lot of the BABIP difference seem to show up in doubles.

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  • Bothrops Atrox
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    Originally posted by layson27 View Post

    Not sure if it helps at all, but this is road ERA % above or below raw ERA back to 1908- https://www.baseball-reference.com/tiny/rawlx

    Do we have any idea why Gibson was hurt by his park more than any great pitcher in recorded history? Obviously with any kind of park adjustment he looks even more tremendous than he does now.
    These results are matching well with my results. No idea what is going on with Gibson. We cannot underestimate how much might just be randomness.

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  • layson27
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    Originally posted by Bothrops Atrox View Post

    We need how much individual pitcher were impacted by their specific parks...beyond the cookie cutter park effects BBPro uses. Using just league road ERA is only one step.

    I am just trying to see what is the range of impact can truly be. Are specialized park effects really to explain almost all of some HOFers +200-300 runs saved above average? Beyond what BBRef has already accounted for? Or even 100?

    On the other hand, Ryan was a league average road pitcher for his career. Ruffing and Wynn too. Bob Feller, Warren Spahn, and Robin Roberts, 3 guys who are top 20 pitchers to most, were pretty much Jamie Moyer on the road for their careers.

    Also notable, is that the extreme ends for guys losing value through rrERA+ is over twice as big as guys gaining value. Tons of guys are losing 100+ runs, but VERY few are gaining 100+ runs. Not sure what it all means.
    Not sure if it helps at all, but this is road ERA % above or below raw ERA back to 1908- https://www.baseball-reference.com/tiny/rawlx

    Do we have any idea why Gibson was hurt by his park more than any great pitcher in recorded history? Obviously with any kind of park adjustment he looks even more tremendous than he does now.

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  • Bothrops Atrox
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    Originally posted by layson27

    Not up to par on these adjustment discussions but If you want some type of road ERA adjustment you can always use league averages. I am assuming the problem is in trying to find league road ERA season averages??? Or am I off base? If so then never mind...
    We need how much individual pitcher were impacted by their specific parks...beyond the cookie cutter park effects BBPro uses. Using just league road ERA is only one step.

    I am just trying to see what is the range of impact can truly be. Are specialized park effects really to explain almost all of some HOFers +200-300 runs saved above average? Beyond what BBRef has already accounted for? Or even 100?

    On the other hand, Ryan was a league average road pitcher for his career. Ruffing and Wynn too. Bob Feller, Warren Spahn, and Robin Roberts, 3 guys who are top 20 pitchers to most, were pretty much Jamie Moyer on the road for their careers.

    Also notable, is that the extreme ends for guys losing value through rrERA+ is over twice as big as guys gaining value. Tons of guys are losing 100+ runs, but VERY few are gaining 100+ runs. Not sure what it all means.

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  • Bothrops Atrox
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    Originally posted by Jar of Flies View Post

    Maybe you need to scrap that analysis, I was comparing the WAA in the file where Seaver is credited with 62.178...B-R shows as 66.6 today.
    Or better yet, can we have a refreshed DNRA++ spreadsheet?
    That would be great if you can. Though even with 62.2 compared to 67, we should still see Seaver high up the list.

    Would it be possible to maybe do the 50 top and 50 bottom?
    Last edited by Bothrops Atrox; 10-22-2019, 03:41 PM.

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  • Jar of Flies
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    Originally posted by Bothrops Atrox View Post

    How is Seaver not on this list when he gets a 5-6 ERA+ boost alone from park-specific adjustments?
    Maybe you need to scrap that analysis, I was comparing the WAA in the file where Seaver is credited with 62.178...B-R shows as 62.8 today for pitching.
    Or better yet, can we have a refreshed DNRA++ spreadsheet?

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  • Bothrops Atrox
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    Originally posted by Jar of Flies View Post
    For the DNRA++ info, if I understand correctly, the WAA is strictly pitching only?
    Please confirm if my assumption is good

    If so, the biggest gaps between Baseball Reference raw and DNRA++ for WAA is:

    B-R WAA, DNRA++, Gap, Hurler:
    Guys gaining 2 or more WAA
    33.7 40.1 6.4 Walsh
    31.9 37.2 5.3 Feller
    26.5 30.9 4.4 Faber
    92.7 97.1 4.4 WJohnson
    39.0 43.3 4.3 Spahn
    19.2 23.5 4.3 Rixey
    13.2 17.4 4.2 CMays
    29.4 33.5 4.1 MBrown
    18.3 22.3 4.0 Gomez
    37.0 40.9 3.9 Hubbell
    24.2 27.7 3.5 Cicotte
    27.4 30.9 3.5 Ford
    16.1 19.5 3.4 Hoyt
    25.8 28.8 3.0 Lyons
    26.8 29.8 3.0 Drysdale
    7.3_ 10.2 2.9 Pennock
    33.8 36.6 2.8 Coveleski
    8.1_ 10.7 2.6 Zachary
    10.3 12.6 2.3 Root
    28.2 30.4 2.2 Marichal
    4.9_ 6.9_ 2.0 Sherdel
    14.0 16.0 2.0 Wynn
    12.4 14.4 2.0 Uhle

    Guys losing 2 or more WAA:
    91.5 79.9 (11.6Clemens
    65.6 55.9 (9.7) Rjohnson
    69.0 60.0 (9.0) Nichols
    49.6 43.0 (6.6) Blyleven
    61.9 55.5 (6.4) Maddux
    59.8 53.8 (6.0) PMartinez
    33.2 27.3 (5.9) Tiant
    51.9 46.0 (5.9) Schilling
    45.7 39.9 (5.8) Keefe
    99.5 93.8 (5.7) Young
    48.3 43.1 (5.2) Niekro
    7.4_ 2.6_ (4.8) Morris
    46.4 41.7 (4.7) Mussina
    17.6 13.0 (4.6) Tanana
    4.3_ 0.0_ (4.3) Kaat
    38.4 34.3 (4.1) KBrown
    10.3 6.2_ (4.1) Moyer
    36.4 32.9 (3.5) Glavine
    33.9 30.4 (3.5) Cone
    30.7 27.4 (3.3) Oswalt
    12.3 9.2_ (3.1) DMartinez
    23.3 20.3 (3.0) Hershiser
    22.4 19.5 (2.9) Gooden
    5.4_ 2.9_ (2.5) Drabek
    40.4 38.0 (2.4) Jenkins
    31.7 29.7 (2.0) Radbourn
    70.1 68.1 (2.0) Grove
    How is Seaver not on this list when he gets a 5-6 ERA+ boost alone from park-specific adjustments?

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  • layson27
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    FYI retrosheet has Home/Road splits back to 1905, so we finally can get the full career road numbers of Cobb & Speaker.

    https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/C/Jcobbt1010.htm

    https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/S/Jspeat1010.htm

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  • Floyd Gondolli
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    Originally posted by brett

    You can try. Since OPS+ is about 6% lower with pitchers you could multiply the NL rates by 1.06, but DH's are something like 16% above average, spread through the lineup that would also be another 2% there. So 1.08. That's a first impression. In fact it raises an issue that even though pitchers are removed in finding OPS+, AL hitters are still compared to a lineup with a DH added.
    In addition to the DH numbers being part of OPS+ in the NL vs AL, we should also factor in the effect of pinch hitters (they’re truly awful) when comparing players OPS+ between the two leagues. This is especially meaningful for 1973-1996 players, before interleague play, one would think...

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  • Jar of Flies
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    Originally posted by Sultan_1895-1948 View Post

    missin a few but main post in red are your guys
    Excellent, can you update the Excel sheet also to show the WAR+ impact, thank you

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  • brett
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    Originally posted by Stolensingle View Post

    wOBA is not superfluous to wRC+! wRC+ is calculated from wOBA. wRC+ is weighted runs created relative to average, and wOBA is used to determine weighted runs. Yes, wRC+ is an easier stat to use; you can tell at a glance how good a hitter a player is. But wOBA is a rawer value. If wRC+ is like OPS+, wOBA is like OPS.
    But do you NEED wOBA to calculate wRC+? Can two players with different wRC+ have the same wOBA or vice versa?

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  • Sultan_1895-1948
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    Originally posted by Jar of Flies View Post

    Any luck with updating some of the folks requested:
    David Ortiz
    Lance Berkman
    Reggie Smith
    Jeff Kent
    Will Clark
    Cesar Cedeno
    David Concepcion
    Phil Rizzuto
    Harry Hooper
    Joe Sewell
    Toby Harrah
    Kiki Cuyler
    Heinie Groh
    Zack Wheat

    Thanks : )
    missin a few but main post in red are your guys

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  • Stolensingle
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    Originally posted by brett View Post

    Actually wRC+ is a better version OPS+. It will have a similar scale, so like 100 is average and 200+ is Ruth territory If you took wRC+ and did your rrOPS+ adjustments you would actually get a better estimate of players' relative batting value and you could adjust WAR directly. wOBA is complicated, and I will have to go back and read the details but it tries to create a scale similar to all time on-base percentage levels, so like .330 might be average, and .400 would be MVP level. It is superfluous to wRC+, but really just an attempt to make it look like a traditional percentage.
    wOBA is not superfluous to wRC+! wRC+ is calculated from wOBA. wRC+ is weighted runs created relative to average, and wOBA is used to determine weighted runs. Yes, wRC+ is an easier stat to use; you can tell at a glance how good a hitter a player is. But wOBA is a rawer value. If wRC+ is like OPS+, wOBA is like OPS.

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