95, 129, and 136, baby.
For our newest installment of SFB, I’d like to introduce you to two of the most deceptively simple and useful statistics, Adjusted On-Base Plus Slugging (OPS+) and Adjusted Earned Run Average (ERA+).
These two stats are used to show a player’s performance, either in hitting or pitching, as compared to the league average in each stat and compensating for that player’s ballpark.
For those of you who have already listened to Episode 6 of the podcast, yes, I know that konnichiwa means “good afternoon,” and not “thank you for listening to our podcast.” Language has never been Thomas’ strong suit, so please forgive him. We felt a shout out to our Japanese listeners was in order after seeing this, a Japanese language podcast directory listing our podcast, and about 88.8% of our podcast’s total downloads have come from Japan, so I guess there’s nothing I can say except for “ãƒãƒƒãƒ‰ã‚ãƒ£ã‚¹ãƒˆã‚’èžã„ã¦ãã‚Œã¦ã‚ã‚ŠãŒã¨ã†”, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart.
Episode 6: WAR Games is out!
In the sixth episode, Thomas and Danny explain some of the stats oft-quoted on the podcast, and give a preview of the probable 2011 Padres starting rotation.
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