Statistical Analysis: Runs Created


Another statistics that we can use to help us look at a hitter’s value is Runs Created.

Here’s the formula (courtesy of Wikipedia)

(H + BB – CS + HBP – GIDP) * (TB * (.26 * (BB – IBB + HBP)) + (.52 * (SH + SF + SB))
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(AB + BB + HBP + SH + SF)

Let’s take a look at the 2009 season of the NL MVP, Albert Pujols

H: 186 BB: 115 CS: 4 HBP: 9 GIDP: 23
TB: 374 IBB: 44 SH: 0 SF: 8 SB: 16
AB: 568

So, this calculates as follows:

(186 + 115 – 4 + 9 – 23) * (374 + (.26 * (115 – 44 + 9)) + (.52 * (0 + 8 + 16))
——————————————————————————————————
(568 + 115 + 9 + 0 + 8 )

Or: (283 * (374 + 20.8 + 12.48))/700, Or 165 Runs Created

Now, this number by itself does not really help us to translate his performance per se. Tomorrow I will be going into what we can use Runs Created in conjunction with so that it becomes more useful to us.

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