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Steve Goldman has left BPro for Bleacher Report.
The main argument against the revolutionary statistics used by BP and other sabermetric research sites and books is the validity of defensive metrics.
BP 2012 features the defensive statistic FRAA (Fielding Runs Above Average), which is the best defensive statistic possible, given the information available to researchers
I thought they changed it dramatically last year.
How come nobody has jumped on this one yet? For the longest time, it has been my impression that FRAA is the absolute WORST defensive metric, unless they changed it dramatically.
Now for the dreaded regression to the mean ...
SLIDSHOW: seventeen propects like ricki ledesma who the yankis need to play and y?
I don't think I've ever visited bleacherreport.com before, but I wanted to see where he's going to post - I RSS'd him at PSB. What a load of crap that site looks to be.
Yeah, they changed FRAA but I've seen no evidence it's any better than anything else. Luckily for them people buy their snake oil without evidence.
BP 2012 features the defensive statistic FRAA (Fielding Runs Above Average), which is the best defensive statistic possible, given the information available to researchers.
We actually use no snakes in calculating FRAA.
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