Why DRC+

Why DRC+ This article is part of the launch for Baseball Prospectus’ new hitting statistic, Deserved Runs Created, which you can learn much more about here. Why another batting metric? Because existing batting metrics (including ours) have two serious problems: (1) they purport to offer summaries of player contributions, when in fact they merely average…

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The Performance Case for DRC+

The Performance Case for DRC+ This article is part of the launch for Baseball Prospectus’ new hitting statistic, Deserved Runs Created, which you can learn much more about here. One of our statistical themes this year has been batting offense. We started by explaining the need for proper benchmarks and evaluated various Statcast metrics on…

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A Hymn for the Index Stat

A Hymn for the Index Stat This article is part of the launch for Baseball Prospectus’ new hitting statistic, Deserved Runs Created, which you can learn much more about here. We survived without computers. I know this, because I remember the day when my dad hooked up his brand-new Atari 400 computer to the back…

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BP en español: Una introducción a las Carreras Creadas Merecidas (DRC+)

BP en español: Una introducción a las Carreras Creadas Merecidas (DRC+) Traducido por José M. Hernández Lagunes El día de hoy, Baseball Prospectus anuncia Carreras Creadas Merecidas (Deserved Runs Created, o DRC+ por sus siglas en inglés, acrónimo que será utilizado en nuestras páginas a partir de ahora), nuestra métrica de nueva generación para bateadores.…

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