I haven’t posted anything in a while- in part due to a ton of work (oh, to be a college student!), and in part thanks to a number of projects that I’ve been working on. Among them:
-A Run Estimator test from 1954-2009, which will include the popular estimators and a few more “obscure” estimators. There’s really nothing groundbreaking here, but there were a few pleasant surprises. A lot of the sites I frequent have done something along these lines; I figure I might as well do it too.
-A sabermetrics wiki. To be honest, I’m not particularly sure if or when it will be made public- I’d like to have at least a few pages up before putting it out there for anyone to see.
-A look at some of the top collegiate performances from 2009. Using linear weights for hitters and baseruns for pitchers, of course. I was on a nice roll until I realized that there was a bug; I’ve been slow to fix it and get everything moving again. Spoiler alert: Stephen Strasburg was really, really good last year. I bet nobody saw that coming.
-A total value system. I love FanGraphs’ WAR as much as the next guy, but I like to do things my own way and I believe a total value metric should be a bit more comprehensive than what we’re currently using. I intend on making it into a series along the lines of JinAZ’s work a few years back.
Also, I want to mention that I’ll be going to Arizona for Spring Training for about a week, and if I remember right, will be following the Giants exclusively. That being said, I’ll be posting plenty of pictures and some scouting reports as they come along.