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I made up a new statistic


During the game thread last night, some people were commenting that a walk isn't really quite as good as a single, since singles often advance runners more than one base. The figure mentioned was that a walk is about 6/7 as good as a single. In that case, OBP is a flawed stat, since it overvalues walks. Also, OBP doesn't take double plays into consideration, and a double play is a double out. That's flawed, I know, because in order to GIDP there has to be a man on first, so GDIP, like RBI, isn't completely independent. But it's still the worst thing you can do as a batter, except hit into a triple play. OBP doesn't take power into account, either, and SLG doesn't take walks into account.

So I made up a stat: Total Bases + (0.8) Walks (percentage chosen arbitrarily for ease of calculation) + Sacrifice Hits (you successfully did what your manager told you, even if it was dumb) + HBP - GIDP / PA.

Let's call it, I dunno, the Juancho Percentage. All stats are imperfect and so's this one; it's an approximation of bases per plate appearance, with a handicap for walks.

 

Here are the 2010 Juancho Percentages for the Röyals, with OPS+ in parentheses.

Betemit .532 (141). Helped by few DPs.

DeJesus .457 (127).

Butler .453 (134). Hurt by many DPs, comparatively few HRs.

Podsednik .423 (107). Helped by few DPs, many SHs.

Ka'aihue .418 (91)

Maier .412 (94) Helped by few DPs.

Guillén .406 (102). Helped by home runs.

Blanco .402 (97).

Avilés .400 (104). Hurt by many DPs.

Betancourt .400 (88). Helped by home runs.

Bloomquist .388 (86).

Callaspo .386 (95). Hurt by double plays.

Gordon .385 (84). Hurt by double plays.

Peña .325 (76)

Kendall .325 (71)

Getz .319 (61)

This FanPost was written by a member of the Royals Review community. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the editors and writers of this site.

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