Get to Know: Win and Loss Advancement

+WPA (win advancement): The amount of positive wins a player contributed to his team, including only the plays where he increased his team’s win expectancy.

-WPA (loss advancement): The amount of negative wins a player contributed to his team, including only the plays where he decreased his team’s win expectancy.

How it’s calculated: It’s calculated exactly the same as WPA, but it only includes the positive (+WPA) or negative (-WPA) results.

Why you should care: It further breaks down WPA letting you understand how big a positive or negative contribution a player made to his team. A player who has a WPA of 1.25 could have made both huge positive and huge negative contributions to his team.

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Win Shares and Loss Shares




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David Appelman is the creator of FanGraphs.


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