Advanced Stats by Pat - Vol.2

Here’s installment 2 of Advanced Stats by Pat. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read these and thanks to Aaron for giving me a platform to nerd out. Launch Angle/Exit Velocity: I’m sure you’ve heard these terms flying around the last couple of years in the league. Launch angle is simply the angle at which the barrel of the bat hits the ball. Exit velocity is the speed at which the ball leaves the bat. I couldn’t separate these two because the success of a base hit is the combination of both. The success of a hit varies by launch angle, but not by exit velocity. For example, a ball that’s hit at a 20 degree angle at 80mph might not go out, but that same angle at 105mph will go

Advanced Stats by Pat

This is part one of the series “Advanced Stats by Pat” that describes and gives examples of all of the advanced statistics that you hear flying around the MLB nowadays. I’ll feature an offensive, defensive, and pitching advanced metrics that can better help you digest what is actually going on. Offensive - OPS+ OPS stands for On Base Plus Slugging. It’s one of the easiest advanced statistics to comprehend because it’s simply your on base percentage plus your slugging percentage.The MLB average floats around .775. OPS+ takes that .775 and makes it 100. If your OPS+ is 125, you are 25% more effective as a batter than the average MLB player. It also accounts for park factors like how Colorado h

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