Aneez Kanji evalutates the IMPACT that a Major League Baseball batter has while at the plate.

Read the original 'Methodology' post to see how the IMPACT STAT is calculated

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Impact Stat at the All Star Break


You'll find a few summary tables below of the Impact Stat at the All Star break, here are a few notes to go along with them:

P Burrell - PHI - 125 out of 300 in BA, however in the top 10 in every other category, 21 doubles, 23 Homeruns, and league leading 69 walks, with 6 intentional. Number 9 in Impact!

D Young - WSH - 108th in BA, 183th in SLG, 108 in OPS, however 12 in Impact. Why? Only 50 games and 150 at bats, however in just 50 games he has 28 Walks, 4 intentional. Over a 95 game stretch those walk numbers would essentially double putting him near the MLB lead!

Toronto Notes:
L Overbay - Top in OBP and Impact, heavily due to incredible 51 walks!

V Wells and A Rios ahead of only injured A Hill, injured S Stewart and R Barajas who leads the team in SLG, and not far off the RBI lead with fewer games played.

All Stars v Top 300 Batters in At Bats:
OBP: .374 v .337
SLG: .512 v .423
BA: .297 v .267
OPS: .887 v .760
IMPACT: .396 v .355

Impact Stat 2008 - Rating the Blue Jays

Impact Stat 2008 - Rating the All Stars!

Impact Stat 2008 - Top 300 Players by At Bats at the All Star Break

2008 All Star Break Summary

Hello Baseball and Stats fans,

The Impact Stat has been updated, please find your All Star Edition in the table below!

The teams have been ranked by win/loss percentage, the next columns show the ranking for Batting Average, On-Base Percentage, Slugging, On-Base+Slugging and finally IMPACT!

- The LA Angels of Anahiem are not even close to leading any of the offensive categories, they are not even close to leading the Impact Stat either - yet they have the best record in baseball! (That's numbers for ya!)
- The Rangers of Texas are leading in BA, Slugging, OPS, and even Runs Scored, yet they sit 7.5 games out of first! They are 3rd on the Impact Ranking (That's numbers for ya!)
- The National League average trails in all categories, yet the Impact is 0.003 points higher than the American League average.
- The Cubs and the Mets boast the highest differential when comparing Impact to OBP. It's no surprise then that once they get on base, they are moving runners along. Cubs are in first, and the Mets are only a half game out at this point.
- Looking at my Toronto Blue Jays, I was surprised to see that they rank 8th in terms of Impact. However, they are low on the list in SLG, OPS, they have grounded in a league leading 101 double plays which doesn't help to move the few runners along that they do have. The Jays are also near the bottom when it comes to batting with runners in scoring position (ie, they get runners to 2nd and 3rd, but they don't cash them in!)