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CPBL announcers cite more Sabermetric Research

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CPBL announcers cite more Sabermetric Research

Setting: Top of the 5th, Nelson Figueroa pitching to the Rhinos.

1:12:50 In this game, we haven't played four innings and he [Figueroa] has already been attacked with 8 hits. But these 8 hits are presently only singles, so they haven't brought about heavy harm. So now that we've mentioned this slugging percentage, or slugging's harmful impact, apparently, the main broadcast (?) has looked up some information on baseball research they've instigated abroad, into this thing called OPS. What is OPS? SLG plus OBP, instead of looking at just batting average. Over there in America's Major League Baseball, research has shown, for example, scoring is this statistical figure called correlation. So among AVG, OBP, and SLG, which thing is most associated with runs? For example, does this team with a very high AVG more able to score runs, or a team with a higher OBP more able to score runs? Or is the team with the higher SLG more able to score runs? The resulting correlation, SLG had the highest correlation. Teams with the highest slugging scored the most runs. Second was OBP, with the correlation 0.86. If our baseball fan friends can momentarily understand this correlation statistic. The statistic the most unrelated to run scoring was AVG; the correlation was only 0.828. So what thing has the most association? OPS. OPS is OBP plus SLG. Now the following is more congenial to modern baseball concepts: If your batters have longball ability, then nurture extra-base hits. If your players have smaller physiques, or if you don't have the ability to hit the longball, then get your players to think of ways to get on base. So what we must fear is a situation when batters only pursue AVG, and your longball ability slowly deteriorates. What's sad is when someone with longball ability, in order to increase his salary at year's end, only tends to his AVG and his SLG drops. What this sounds like is that teams value AVG the most. Normally, what teams value the most is first AVG, then RBIs.

1:16:23 What I think an ideal team would be is for some players to pursue OBP, those without longball ability. Then behind them would be 3rd, 4th and 5th batters to clean the bases. In the US or Japan, 3, 4, 5 batters have power. In this way they can attract fans.

1:17:33 Speaking of EDA's offensive situation, second among four teams in AVG was EDA. First was Lamigo Monkeys, .283. EDA's AVG is 0.281. But runs? The difference in the runs between the two teams is much greater. Key is that Lamigo has 26 HRs, EDA Rhinos only have 12 HRs. In the season's first have, one team has .283, then other .281, but Lamigo Monkeys have scored 284 runs. Rhinos have only scored 268 runs, a difference of 16 runs. Although the Uni Lions' batting average for the first half-season was only .258, its OBP and SLG were very good. OBP plus SLG is OPS.

Re: CPBL announcers cite more Sabermetric Research
[ Author: westbaystars | Posted: Jul 6, 2014 10:15 AM | YBS Fan ]

Wow. Thanks again for another great transcript. It sounds like they've got an announcer who really wants to raise the level of the game.

Give him a managing position!

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