Re: Offensive Contributions (OC)
posted at 8/13/2014 10:53 PM EDT
In response to RedSoxKimmi's comment:
It's hard to know what you're talking about without any details. What are you awarding points for? How are the point values determined? Can players get negative points, for example, for a caught stealing?
And what does the final score mean? Pedroia has a score of 7. What does the seven mean? What does that number translate to? Is 7 a good score or a bad score?
Anyway, there are plenty of good stats already available to measure a player's offensive contribution.
1. Points given to anything that contributes to a run by design, not by accident. Holt reaches on error, Pedroia singles, Cespedes homers. Pedroia and Cespedes each gt a point. Holt does not.
2. No negative points
3. Pedroia score of 7 means that he made seven contributions during the 8 games used for the example.
4. Points only allowed if they participated in a sequence that ended with a run. However, the other day when Pedroia stole second, then went to third and scored on Ortiz' sac fly, here is my worksheet on that play:
Pedroia, single, steal second, steal third; Ortiz SF, (RBI)
Pedroia madee 2 plays and gets 2 point; Ortiz made one play, and gets 1 point. The system rewards Pedroia for doing more than just stealing a base.
I came up with this in order to satisfy myself as to the true worth of some players (like Napoli, Nava, Holt) where statistics do not tell the whole story. I think 8 games is enough to quickly tell a manager who's hot on the next opponent; also to tell Gary the Gambler if he should bet the farm against Houston this week.
Anybody can go to MLB.com, pull up teams, scores, play-by-play, and go back as far as he wants. I've done that for Houston but have not finished counting up who gets what! They've had some high scoring games (as has Baltimore) these past days. Thanks for the comments; much appreciated.