John Measor

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Why the world faces climate chaos

Last week the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was reported to have passed 400 parts per million for the first time in 4.5m years. …

Climate Change

Tangotiger Blog

By Tangotiger 07:34 AM<p>​We’ve talked about this for several years. My preference in using WAR for HOF is to NOT use WAR for HOF. I think you get the …

What makes a good pitch within the strike zone?

When Bill Petti and Jeff Zimmerman released their research on Edge%, I have to admit that I got very excited. I have always thought that it would be …

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By Tangotiger 10:29 AM<p>As we recently learned, Fangraphs and BR.com have agreed to a baseline level of 1000 wins (per 4860 team games, or 0.206 wins …

Letting and Not Letting Them Pull

Sam Miller wrote recently about how almost everything he writes serves to lead to a fun fact (or a “factoid”). Sam is one of my favorite writers, and …

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By Tangotiger 12:09 PM<p>Someone asked me if I had faith that the replacement level is constant enough that awarding 0.206 wins per team game is fine. I …

The Ultimate Replacement Level Baseball Player

I like to imagine that if we just worked hard enough, we could discover a reason to remember everyone. Bill James wrote, in one of his <i>Baseball Books</i>, …

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By Tangotiger 01:28 PM<p>John makes this claim:<p>Players that show a 200-point increase in their slugging percentage over their career levels have …

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By Tangotiger 02:36 PM<p>GDP in this case is Gross Domestic Product, not Grounded into Double Play. Anyway, Forman lays out the basic idea that WAR is …

WAR Changes and Updates!

A few weeks ago, you may have seen this tweet:<p>In today’s Crazy Big Nerd News, FanGraphs and Baseball-Reference.com have agreed to standardize …

Unifying Replacement Level

On Christmas Eve of 2008, David Appelman gave the world a present – “win values” on the pages of FanGraphs. It wasn’t labeled WAR for a little while …

Is Game Theory really the next Moneyball?

The SABR Analytics Conference may have already wrapped up but that doesn’t mean there still aren't plenty of interesting and exciting things to …

FanGraphs and Baseball Reference agree on a value for replacement level in WAR

When we talk about WAR, we’ve historically been talking about two different metrics, actually. Because the two entities which developed and calculate …

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By Tangotiger 09:57 AM<p>Colin announced update/release here, along with this note:<p>We’ve tested the percentiles against historical data, and we can …

Our Record Could Be What?!?

In graduate school, I've had one professor for a few classes, and he always makes one particular statement which I will paraphrase: "I'm a …

The Next Next Next Jose Bautista

In September 2008, a journeyman utility player of whom most baseball fans had never heard was starting to see some regular playing time. He was a …

Why Replacement Level?

This morning, we announced that we’d come to an agreement with Sean Forman of Baseball-Reference on a unified replacement level, allowing both WAR …

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By Tangotiger 08:47 PM<p>​A very nice story that covers their analytics group, plus more details here.<p>I think one of the things that was most …