Fangraphs is a Budding Sabermetricians Wet Dream

Do you like baseball? Do you like stats? You should get your ass over to this gift from heaven. In the past few months, Fangraphs has gone from a pretty cool site with a win probability graph gimmick to one of the best places to go for a shitload of numbers and statistical analysis. The coolest thing they have recently added is easily Value Wins for each player, and their corresponding worth in dollars. Albert Pujols was worth $40.5 MILLION last year, according to their methodology. That is obscene. It’s so fun to see where they rank players according to that, and since all their stats are downloadable in Excel format, you can mess around with the numbers yourself to come up with some crazy player evaluation formulas.

Top 10 Most Valuable Players 2008

Albert Pujols $40.5
Chase Utley $36.8
Chipper Jones $34.1
Hanley Ramirez $32.7
David Wright $32.2
Lance Berkman $31.7
Grady Sizemore $31.7
Mark Teixeira $30.5
Dustin Pedroia $29.6
Manny Ramirez $29.2

Why did I bother posting that? Because A-Rod isn’t there. I think Fangraphs has a Madonna Factor somewhere in their formulas. This is why I love them.

But really, the site is fucking awesome. They even have the Bill James and Marcel 2009 projections in their player pages. wRAA, wOBA, UZR, WPA, batted ball percentages, plate discipline, pitch types….I can drown myself in this shit. If you like baseball, you should too.

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~ by CajoleJuice on January 8, 2009.

2 Responses to “Fangraphs is a Budding Sabermetricians Wet Dream”

  1. All together now….

    ……

    He was INJURED!

  2. Didn’t stop Chipper Jones or Chase Utley, the latter who just played through the injuries. Real men. :bow

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