Re: Offensive Contributions (OC)
posted at 8/13/2014 8:10 PM EDT
In response to illinoisredsox's comment:
In response to bosoxmal's comment:
There are not many surprises in this sample, considering how small it is (only 8 games). However, I think it’s best use would be for someone laying a pound or two, here and there, on a game (here and there). Take the numbers for the last 8 or 10 games the teams have played. What it shows is (relatively), who’s HOT and who’s NOT.
Summary through all 8 games: (25 runs scored)--Record: 5 wins, 3 losses. Heere are the Offensive Contributions made by the Red Sox. A few names who made onl;y one or two plate appearances, do not show. No point in it. Those who had 0 contributions and had more tha few opportunities, are included.
Here's an example of what counts and what does not.. From the first inning of the 8/13 Cincinnati game:
Holt, BB; Nava, RBI single; Napoli, Sac Fly. One OC for each. What happened in beteen did not have any effect. These three did the job.
I did the Orioles for the same 8 game stretch, and you'll be surprised at those numbers.
First, Napoli did not have a sac fly, he hit a grounder to 3rd that scored Nava.
Second, what happened in between Nava and Napoli did have an effect. Cespedes' grounder to short moved Nava to 3rd base, from where he scored on Napoli's grounder. Without the first grounder, the run does not score.
Be interesting to know what the parameters are for measuring this new stat.
MLB.com, and I did mess up on the Napoli ground ball. He should not have gotten a point. Cespedes ground ball would not count, in my book, as a point. That would be too liberal an AB for me. A fly ball to RF would have been more of a contribution. Here's another "judgement" call.
5th Inning on Aug 4":
Cespedes, single, Nava, single; Bogaerts Sac bunt, run scores on mis-play. 7th inning
I gave Bogaerts the point because he intended to lay down the bunt; Cespedes did not intend to hit a routine ground ball to 3rd base. Minor detail? Anyway, the entire 8 games had only a few where judgement played a part. Appreciate the comments.