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

Monday, January 12, 2009

Impact Stat 2008: by Player

Posted below are the top 40 players in MLB by Impact Stat. I've also included a new stat called 'Net Impact' which is the Impact minus Batting Average. This tells you the positive outcomes of a plate appearance aside from a hit. Some baseball fans I've spoken to refer to 'Net Impact' as the "Clubhouse High 5", so I'll refer to it as the 'CH5' from time to time as well.

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.)

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