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Player Won-Lost Records in Baseball

Measuring Performance in Context

Tom Thress (author)

ISBN: 9781476670249

Publication Date: Oct 2017

Format: Paperback

Player won-lost records give credit to all players for what they do - without credit or blame for teammates' performance - and measure contributions to actual team wins and losses. The result is a statistic of player value that quantifies all aspects of individual performance. Using play-by-play data, this book examines players' won-lost records in Major League Baseball from 1930 to 2015.
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Baseball analysts often criticize pitcher win-loss records as a poor measure of pitcher performance, as wins are the product of team performance. Fans criticize WAR (Wins Above Replacement) because it takes in theoretical rather than actual wins.

Player won-lost records bridge the gap between these two schools of thought, giving credit to all players for what they do - without credit or blame for teammates' performance - and measuring contributions to actual team wins and losses. The result is a statistic of player value that quantifies all aspects of individual performance, allowing for robust comparisons between players across different positions and different seasons. Using play-by-play data, this book examines players' won-lost records in Major League Baseball from 1930 through 2015.
Page Num 277
Dimensions 254 x 178
Pub Date 30 Oct 2017
Publisher McFarland
Subject/s Baseball  
Economist Tom Thress, has been a SABR member since 2003 and has had research published in By the Numbers and the Baseball Research Journal. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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