Presented here is a virtual baseball card series that aims to serve as an introduction to sabermetrics: Why is on base percentage better than batting average? What’s a good OPS? What does wRC+ mean?
Our goal is to provide a basic understanding of the concepts behind the crazy acronyms as they become increasingly common in baseball coverage. Most entries consist of a brief description; a “range table” that breaks down what’s good, average, and bad; and top-five MLB leaderboards for the past two seasons. New sets will added in the coming weeks.
9/5/17: “Pack 1” consists of an intro (1), OBP (2), SLG (3), OPS (4), and OPS+ (5). It can be downloaded as a ZIP file (3.5 MB).
10/13/17: Three cards for “Pack 2” added – BABIP/Run Expectancy (6), wOBA (7), and wRC+ (8). ZIP file (1.8 MB)
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Sabermetrics Starter Baseball Cards 1A - Introduction
Sabermetrics Starter Baseball Cards 1A - Introduction Card Key
Sabermetrics Starter Baseball Cards 2A - OBP definition
Sabermetrics Starter Baseball Cards 2B - OBP charts
Sabermetrics Starter Baseball Cards 3A - SLG description
Sabermetrics Starter Baseball Cards 3B - SLG charts
Sabermetrics Starter Baseball Cards 4A - OPS description
Sabermetrics Starter Baseball Cards 4B - OPS charts
Sabermetrics Starter Baseball Cards 5A - Adjusted OPS+ plus description
Sabermetrics Starter Baseball Cards 5A - Adjusted OPS+ plus charts
sabermetrics starter cards 6a - babip
sabermetrics starter cards 06b - run expectancy
sabermetrics starter cards 07a - wOBA weighted on base average
sabermetrics starter cards 07b - wOBA weighted on base average
sabermetrics starter cards 08a - wRC+ Weighted Runs Created Plus
sabermetrics starter cards 08b - wRC+ Weighted Runs Created Plus
By Darius Austin, Ken Maeda, and Rob Mains.
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