He's got wheels: Rating the center fielders

Every couple of years, your team, usually in need of a center fielder at the major league level promotes/trades for/signs from another country/signs off the street a guy with “wheels”.

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5 Responses to He's got wheels: Rating the center fielders

  1. Sky says:

    Pizza, have you made any ratings from your system available yet? Or just the leader tables in the few articles? Are you waiting until you actual rate all positions and work out the kinks to release any data? Thanks.

  2. ekogan says:

    Do you weigh the opposing fielders’ numbers by the games played or equally for each man?
    Almost half of the 81 games played by opposing CF in a stadium will be played by the divisional opponents, so a simple average of outs per ball by opponents will mostly compare a CF to his divisional rivals.

  3. Pizza Cutter says:

    That’s a good point. I should probably take that into account. I’m convinced that park effects need an overhaul, but I have yet to figure out a good way how.

  4. Pizza Cutter says:

    Sky, I haven’t yet dumped that data into the public domain and I won’t until I’ve got everything in order. But I will eventually. Probably here linked to a Google doc. Not sure yet.

  5. dan says:

    Try checking these numbers against Tango’s scouting reports…
    http://www.tangotiger.net/scouting

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