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
- ▼ 2009 (7)
Thursday, November 19, 2009
2 visualisations today:
1) PRODUCTION VALUE
Click on the image below to see the real 2009 PRODUCTION VALUE of you favourite MLB players. I've calculated this using The Impact Stat as described on this blog vs Player's Salary.
Who is of better value? Derek Jeter or Adrian Gonzalez? Pujols or Mauer?
Go ahead, click the image below and take a look for yourself!
2) VALUE QUADRANT
Any of you in a pool, looking to sign a free agent or make a trade this off-season? If you want to know where the real value players are click on the Value Quadrant below. Players in the top left are the ones you're looking for!
Comments are welcome!
Thanks - Aneez
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
As you look at the image below you'll see right away that a few Impact lines extend much further that the others. At the top is Mauer, a few rows down is Puljous leading the MLB in Impact! Check the detailed image extract further down to see how Jeter, Prince, A Gonzales, and Dunn have done.
(click on each image to enlarge)
The image below show just a few of the players above. Email me for a full list @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Ok, so now we know we now how the top players in terms of At Bats did, but it begs the question of how each performed. Here is an image for your viewing pleasure and it includes ALL at bats for the year. It is organized in the same manner.
You'll notice that in terms of Impact, the teams you would expect to make the playoffs have done so. The only expection being the mighty Phillies.
Note: i) Impact by team doesn't take into account team's pitchers who obviously contribute to a successful playoff run.
...and finally, a map showing Impact, just because I could! (Size = Impact, Colour = Win percentage. Red < .500; Green > .500 (the darker the shade, the further to the end of the scale.)
Hope you enjoyed that, let me know your thoughts, feedback, any errors you spot, and if you want to know about any other players!
Thanks - Aneez
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
David 'Ecks-Factor' Eckstein lead the Jays in Impact in 2008, and also had a decent Batting Average to back that up. His CH5 was also an impressive .106, leading the team of active players!
Matt Stairs, the Jays player with the biggest 2008 CH5 was traded to the Phillies late in the season and was instrumental in helping the team win the World Series.
Other notes on this team:
-V Wells who was injured for 1/3 of the season was still in the Top 5 of overall Impact and most traditional batting stats.
- A Rios, who had a great BA of .291, only had a .056 CH5 which placed his total Impact for the team in the bottom half of all players.
Go Jays in 2009!
The strongest team at the plate in terms of traditional stats were the Texas Rangers leading the way in BA, SLG, and OPS.
I've highlighted the 2 teams who played in the World Series, both had below average batting stats, however with CH5 they had just about average batting stats, and almost identical Impact Stats! You'll notice that these teams did not have the highest Impact Stat, that honour went to the Boston Red Sox with .378 Impact.
You'll also notice that the 2008 World Series Champions had the highest Net Impact in the majors! The Clubhouse High 5's were certainly in season in 2008 for the Phillies!
The green highlights below show stats in the top 10 of the category, the gold highlights show the top stat in each. As you can clearly see Albert Pujols is head and shoulders above everyone else in both BA and Impact. What I found most interesting was his CH5 (Net Impact). Even though his BA is top of the league, his CH5 is also at the top of the table as well with a CH5 of .170, meaning when he didn't get a hit, he still contributed to the team in a positive way more so than everyone else in the Majors!
The only expection is Adam Dunn who had a CH5 of .177. His BA was a mere .236, if this could be bought up a few points, Adam Dunn would be a very valuable addition to any team!
(P/PA is pitches per plate appearance, I've included it for my own interest.)