Sunday, December 28, 2008

Looking at Our Hitters: 2008 Rays Organization

Tampa Bay RaysThis is a summary of team batting by level from last year. First, here are the definitions of the stats used from the StatCorner Glossary:

wOBA: "wOBA or weighted on base average is a statistic developed by and used with the permission of Tom Tango. In a nutshell, wOBA uses linear weights on certain batting events to come up with a metric that is more statistically sound than OPS and is scaled onto an OBP scale. According to Tango "An average hitter is around 0.340 or so, a great hitter is 0.400 or higher, and a poor hitter would be under 0.300." This is how well they hit.

bRAA: "Stands for batting runs above average. It is computed by taking the hitter's RV/PA (Run value per PA above average = (wOBA for player - wOBA for league) / 1.15.) and multiplying by the number of plate appearances he has had that season." This is how much 'value' they added (or cost) their team based on the quality and quantity of their hitting.

Rays Organization Batting
TeamAgeLevelwOBAbRAA
Tampa Bay Rays27.0MLB.34440.8
Durham Bulls27.4AAA.34440.5
Montgomery Biscuits25.3AA.34930.9
Vero Beach Devil Rays23.3A+.310-83.4
Columbus Catfish22.3A.34028.4

Notes: Age is the average age of all batters. StatCorner only covers down to full-season A ball, so Hudson Valley, Princeton, DSL and VSL are not included.

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