Dark side of analytics facing 2020 Phillies

PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 29: Philadelphia Phillies fans hold up a banner to fire manager Gabe Kapler during a game against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park on September 29, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Marlins defeated the Phillies 4-3. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 29: Philadelphia Phillies fans hold up a banner to fire manager Gabe Kapler during a game against the Miami Marlins at Citizens Bank Park on September 29, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Marlins defeated the Phillies 4-3. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /
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The Numerical Bible:

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This review is not a sabermetrics article, which means no heavy statistical analysis. But because some readers rely on stats, this is only a reference: no reason to articulate the importance of these numbers.

Exception:

The preferred stat to measure offensive strength is wRC+ (weighted runs created plus), which adjusts for park and league. Using 100 as average, each number above or below is the percentage difference: For instance, 125 is 25 percent above average.

Phillies offensive ratings:     

  • Harper: 125 (2019), 134 (2018) and 155 (2017).
  • Hoskins: 113 (2019), 128 (2018) and 158 (2017).
  • McCutchen: 120 (2019), 121 (2018) and 122 (2017).
  • Realmuto: 108 (2019), 126 (2018) and 107 (2017).
  • Kingery: 101 (2019) and 96 (2018).
  • Segura: 92 (2019), 110 (2018) and 111 (2017).
  • Hernandez: 92 (2019), 99 (2018) and 111 (2017).
  • Miller: 126 (2019), 97 (2018) and 84 (2017).
  • Haseley: 88 (2019).
  • Franco: 70 (2019), 105 (2018) and 76 (2017).
  • Herrera: 64 (2019), 96 (2018) and 100 (2017).        

Comparison offensive ratings:      

  • Trout: 180 (2019), 190 (2018) and 180 (2017).
  • Freeman: 138 (2019), 137 (2018) and 150 (2017).
  • Machado: 108 (2019), 140 (2018) and 102 (2017).

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