FanGraphs Chat – 10/26/11





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Dave Cameron
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Dave Cameron

WAR is awesome….unless it tells me Austin Jackson or Ryan Doumit are decent players, in which case it is completely wrong.

jake
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jake

Certain players on this site get vilified beyond what their stats would suggest is warranted. I think this is just narrative rearing its ugly head into this (mostly) purely rational site.

Colin
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Colin

Agree Jake. Just this season AGon and Kemp had BABIP’s of .380, nobody says a thing about it. AJax hits .396 for one season and everybody has to point to his BABIP as soon as they can nevermind that Josh Hamilton was at .390 the same season. David Wright was at .394 in 09′.

I’m somewhat sick of seeing BABIP used as a sword to randomly discredit x player that someone has a bias against for whatever reason.

Gregory
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Gregory

BABIP isn’t the same for every player; some people have high career BABIPs because their BiP distribution includes a lot of LDs, which is sort of a skill.

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