- Fielding percentage: Dave talked about Kevin Kouzmanoff as the quintessential example of a player with bad range but few errors who's overall a pretty lousy fielder despite a league-leading fielding percentage. Dropped Jason Werth as another good example and plugged UZR as a better alternative.
- Relief pitcher ERA: They explained how because of inherited runners, partial innings, and small sample size, why relief pitcher ERAs are misleading with 2-3 quick recent examples from the Nationals.
- Holds: Charlie just dismissed this as a just a nonsense stat "created for arbitration hearings." Precisely.
- Blown saves and relief pitching wins: they tossed these in at the end for good measure.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Charlie and Dave got an email question today on the pregame show about overrated or misleading stats, and they gave a remarkably good answer, throwing out several really terrible stats and given really good explanations for why those stats aren't good any good:
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