Varsity Sabermetrics

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May 29, 2014

PITCHING

STARTING PITCHER GAME SCORE

SPGS is a measurement of a starting pitcher's performance on a scale of 1-100. It is more accurate than the quality start statistic in that is quantifies the starting pitcher's performance. The formula is 50 + (1.5 x outs) + (3 x innings completed after third inning) + strikeouts - (2 x hits allowed) - (4 x earned runs) - (2 x unearned runs) - ( 2 x bases on balls).

DATE OPPONENT STARTER SPGS IP R ER H BB SO W-L
4/22/14 Greenway Gales     66 5.0 2   1  5   1   5    W
4/26/14 Mora Forstrom     41 3.1 4   4  3   3   4     L
4/28/14 Virginia Morris      6 3.2 9   7 14   2   3   ND
5/02/14 Two Harbors Malec     18 1.0 7   4  4   4   1     L
5/05/14 Ashland Morris     60 6.0 4   3  8   1   6     L
5/06/14 Superior Gales     41 4.0 6   3  6   2   4     L
5/13/14 Duluth Marshall Morris     53 7.0 7   5 10   1   5    W
5/14/14 Cloquet Forstrom     58 6.0 3   3  5   5   4     L
5/15/14 Hermantown Malec     73 6.0 2   1  3   5   9     L
5/16/14 Thief River Falls Aase     73 9.0 3   2  6   9   4     L
5/17/14 Superior Hella     30 4.1 5   5  7   5   1   ND
5/17/14 Hibbing Morris     95 9.0 1   4  7   0 10    W
5/20/14 Denfeld Malec     19 2.0 6   6  4   4   0     L
5/22/14 Aitkin Morris     20 2.0 5   5  8   1   1   ND
5/27/14 Virginia Morris     79 7.0 2   1  8   0   7     L

 

PITCHING STATS

 

PITCHER G GS PTS GSA IP TP PPI F-STRIKE%
Aase   3   1   73 73.0 15.2   222 14.2 60.3 (41/68)
Anstett   1   0   --   ---   1.0     17 17.0 25.0 (1/4)
Forstrom   5   2   99 50.0 16.1   292 17.9 55.3 (42/76)
Gales   5   2 107 53.5 18.0   297 16.5 62.5 (55/88)
Hella   1   1   30 30.0 4.1     80 18.5 51.9 (14/27)
Malec   5   3 110 36.7 11.0   249 22.6 60.7 (37/61)
Morris   6   6 313 52.2 34.2   547 15.8 63.6 (112/176)
M. Tracey   2   0  --  --- 3.0     59 19.7 70.0 (14/20)
TEAM 28 15 732 48.8 104.0 1763 17.0 60.8 (316/520)

BATTING

GROSS PRODUCTION AVERAGE (GPA -- Min 2.4 Plate Appearances per Team Games)

GPA is a more accurate measurement of run production than batting average in that it encompasses the abilities to be on-base and hit for power. It is a more accurate measurement of run production than OPS (on-base pct + slugging pct) because it places more weight on getting on-base compared to slugging. It also has an advantage over OPS in that it can be read just like a batting average, so it it more user-friendly to the casual baseball fan. The formula, invented by Minnesotan Aaron Gleeman in 2003, is (1.8 x OBP + SLG) / 4. OBP is on-base pct = (H+BB+HP)/(AB+BB+HP+SF). SLG is slugging pct = (total bases/AB).

Player PA OBP SLG GPA AVG
Malec 69 .406 .439 .292 .281
Scherber 65 .431 .365 .285 .308
Gould 58 .328 .275 .216 .255
Pionk 57 .291 .217 .185 .174
Lewis 54 .444 .391 .298 .370
Aase 47 .478 .405 .316 .378
Carter 47 .413 .378 .280 .297
Merrill 46 .239 .205 .159 .128