The Sport of Gods

Friday, December 15, 2006

Raise your kids to be left-handed

Career Leaders for On-base % -

33 of the top 58 career OBP leaders (those over .400) are lefties, and 5 more are switch hitters. Lefies are slightly over-represented in baseball compared to the total population, but over 65% of many of the best batters ever have a distinct platoon advantage over 2/3 of pitchers they face.

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Blogger The Fan's Commish said...

I wanted to respond to your "holy grail" comment about measuring range. If you take the reation time of a play and divide it by the range distance you will get a new number to measure defense. I call this Reaction over Range R/R. Your comment is the first I have ever seen that agrees with me. Bill James told me that reaction time over range distance would not help measure defense at all. I hope to prove that he was wrong. When FIELDf/x becomes available then we will finally measure the range of all fielders.

I was asked by Sprtvision to assit them in collecting data on HITf/x. I was told it will start soon.

3:33 PM, March 13, 2009  

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