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Excellent Explanation of wOBA from South Side Sox

Colin at SSS puts together a tremendous explanation of wOBA. He doesn't begin by explaining the formula, he instead begins by explaining the thought process behind it and why it should be used. This is a tremendous introduction that I feel is very accessible for those who don't actually understand the stat. Should be read by all.

Separated at Birth? Milton Bradley and Nick Johnson

Musing on the curious similarties between two oft-injured players who can seemingly OBP .380 in their sleep.

Return of the Son of the Revisitation of the Myth of the RBI Guy: Careers Overrated by RBI Totals

Who are the most overrated and underrated RBI Guys of the last 50+ years? A list and discussion of players most overrated by their RBI numbers.

Revisiting the Myth of the RBI Guy (Revisited), Part Two: Situational Hitting and RE24

Part two (of two) in a series looking at how bad a hitter can be and still accumulate RBI. This installation uses and explains FanGraphs' RE24 stat to discuss the impact of "situational hitting."

Revisiting the Myth of the RBI Guy, Part One

Most serious baseball fans know that RBi are overrated as a measure of offensive performance. But surely players with high RBI numbers need some special skill, right? In Part One of this two-part series, we revisit the Myth of the RBI Guy.

Platoon Split Projection Project 2009

This article discusses how to estimate a player's true platoon skill in accordance with Dolphin, Litchman, and Tango's work on the subject, and takes 10 hitters and tries to estimate their platoon skill going forward with the goal of revisiting their 2009 results after trhe season.

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