Jeff Sullivan FanGraphs Chat – 4/9/13





Jeff made Lookout Landing a thing, but he does not still write there about the Mariners. He does write here, sometimes about the Mariners, but usually not.

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Corey
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Corey

I’ve often heard Alex Rodriguez is the king of meaningless home runs. Is there any statistic that takes “Clutchness” into account? For pitching or hitting? Something along the lines of a stat where individual at bats are weighted based on their potential affect on the outcome of a game (i.e., taking the lead, or effectively putting a game away)?

NadavT
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NadavT
indyralph
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indyralph

win probability added

William
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William

Well for quite a while Alex Rodriguez was just the king of Home Run’s in general. So it stands to reason he’d have a lot of meaningless home runs, along with the shitton of others he’d always hit. I believe he actually had really high WPA scores.