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 Post subject: Production by Position
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 12:11 pm 
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Can anyone send me a link for a site that breaks down what production we are getting from the various positions on the diamond? Of the top of my head, it seems we are doing pretty well at catcher and first base.


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 Post subject: Re: Production by Position
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:09 pm 
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doug frobel wrote:
Can anyone send me a link for a site that breaks down what production we are getting from the various positions on the diamond? Of the top of my head, it seems we are doing pretty well at catcher and first base.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams ... &year=2013

Scroll down a bit.

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 Post subject: Re: Production by Position
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:22 pm 
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If we're talking in comparison to other teams it's doubtful that the Bucs are getting great production from 1B. Good perhaps, maybe even above-average, but certainly not 'great'.

Just off the top of my head (NL) AZ, ATL, CIN and STL are probably getting waaaaaaaay better results from 1B.

Of course, that's just a guess and doesn't consider WAR/WARP/VORP/fancy stat X.

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 Post subject: Re: Production by Position
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Slightly above average at 1st, well above average at C.

OPS+ (which adjusts for park factors) has the 1B platoon at 109, which is pretty solid. 100 is considered average. 1B derives almost no value from defense, but they're not complete butchers which is a bonus.

C has an OPS+ of 113 and is very strong defensively (Martin getting the bulk of games compensates for McKenry in the overall numbers). So, you're getting above average offense and good defense at a defense-first position. Definitely well above average.

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 Post subject: Re: Production by Position
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:02 pm 
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StarlingArcher wrote:
Slightly above average at 1st, well above average at C.

OPS+ (which adjusts for park factors) has the 1B platoon at 109, which is pretty solid. 100 is considered average. 1B derives almost no value from defense, but they're not complete butchers which is a bonus.

C has an OPS+ of 113 and is very strong defensively (Martin getting the bulk of games compensates for McKenry in the overall numbers). So, you're getting above average offense and good defense at a defense-first position. Definitely well above average.

I'm pretty sure that OPS+ is comparing you to the average major league hitter, not the average hitter at your position. A 109 as first base isn't all that good, white a 113 at catcher is outstanding.

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 Post subject: Re: Production by Position
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:38 pm 
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Sorry, I took it out of the sOPS+ for the 1B split. Not actual OPS+. I should have clarified better. Far right column of the positional splits in the link you provided.

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 Post subject: Re: Production by Position
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:45 pm 
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Thanks, Sis. I wouldn't have thought to look on that site. Interesting stats.


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 Post subject: Re: Production by Position
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We are getting ridiculously low offensive production from the number 5 spot in our order. Wow- it is a glaring hole. I would love to see them address that at the deadline.


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 Post subject: Re: Production by Position
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:28 pm 
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doug frobel wrote:
Thanks, Sis. I wouldn't have thought to look on that site. Interesting stats.

It's a great site. You can find all sorts of interesting stuff if you look around at all of the options. I used it once to find the box score to a game that I'd attended with my grandfather in 1972.

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