Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Each year in this space, as of the All Star break and again at the end of the season, I roll out my team true-talent rankings, which are based solely on granular batted ball data. Strip away all of the subjectivity, rip the logo from the front of the uniform, and let the numbers light the way. How were these derived? In a nutshell, league averages for each exit speed/launch angle “bucket” are applied to each team’s population of batted balls, both for against, to derive the production they “should have” achieved and allowed. Add back the Ks and BBs, and voila, each team receives an offensive and pitching rating, relative to league average of 100. For hitters, the higher number the better, for pitchers, the lower. Team defense is also measured, in a somewhat unique manner. Clubs’ performance is compared head-to-head versus their opponent; the ratio of actual production versus projected performance for both clubs is compared to each other, resulting in a overall defensive multiplier that can also be spread among the individual batted ball types. Last year, I added a new wrinkle. I introduced a team extreme ground ball-pulling penalty, similar… Read full this story
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