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Sabermetric of the Day: ERA+

Sabermetric of the Day

Sabermetric of the Day: ERA+

Let’s do some numbers stuff for the nerds! Today, we’re going to take a look at an interesting sabermetric called ERA+. It’s interesting. Yes, very interesting. What is ERA+? ERA+ stands for “adjusted ERA.” It is defined as “a pitchers earned run average adjusted for parks pitched in and the average ERA of the pitcher’s league.” Seem pretty straightforward? Good. Here, let me complicate it. The original calculation for ERA+ was: In the calculation (of both, actually), lgERA stand for the average league ERA. ERA is the normal ERA of the pitcher that you want to know the ERA+ for....

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Sabermetric of the Day: Batted Ball Exit Velocity

Sabermetric of the Day

Sabermetric of the Day: Batted Ball Exit Velocity

What’s up, party people! Welcome to the first edition of Sabermetric of the Day here on the greatest blog of all time. (That’s not even our opinion. Our mom told us so.) Today, we’re going to talk about a sabermetric that most baseballers are pretty much familiar with at this point because it is really obviously interesting if you like the greatest sport of all time. Batted ball exit velocity is defined as the speed with which a vampire bat can dive bomb a baseball onto an unsuspecting football fan’s head. Or maybe it isn’t. You never know. It could...

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