Originally posted by Ninerjohn:
1) I think its awesome that you have polled the 30 GMs in baseball on which stats they use on a regular basis. Can you get me their email addresses and their cell phones? I would like to talk to them too.
2) You are really getting obnoxious wtith your sabermetrics and that those of that dont buy into them all as the end all for evaluations somehow are outdated and dont know what we are talking about.
3) As to Zobrist having the highest WAR in 2011 and Lawrie having the highest this year. Well I didnt make it up. If the site isnt accurate I suggest you email them and correct them:
Votto ? I dont know because he wasnt in top 10 and trailed Alex Gordon
Like I have said over and over... Joey Votto is great. Special player. Your claim that he is the best and its not even close is the one statement in this thread that is totally off base. Maybe you need to watch more baseball and not just study Billy Beane's scouting reports.
WAR can be calculated in several ways. Several publications have their own calculation, fangraphs, baseball prospectus, etc.
This is generally the most accepted one:
Anyone who follows baseball stats at all in depth could look at the MLB leaders and tell you exactly the same about the productivity of each. The number of posters in this thread is relatively small so I just happen to be one of the only ones looking at these stats, but thats not the case for the greater baseball world. Read those fangraphs articles, one of the most popular baseball sites out there and uses all kinds of stats.
For what its worth, I have spoken to major league scouts and scouting directors regarding their player analysis, but I'm sure you'll doubt that so no biggie.
[ Edited by IdentityCrisis on Jul 12, 2012 at 9:00 PM ]