At the suggestion of a friend who’s a smart baseball fan but not quite the most sabermetrically savvy guy, I’m going to try including a link to a description of the stat I’m talking about the first time I use it in each post. That way, it’s relatively easy to click over and see what the heck I’m talking about. Not sure how it’ll go, and I’d love feedback on it. Since I already use * for digressions*, I was thinking a ^. So, for example, I’d say Nick Markakis is projected to have a .373 wOBA^ in 2010. Is that too intrusive? Does it make it harder to read?
* “Pozterisk (PAHZ-tur-isk), noun. An aside that has nothing whatsoever to do with anything but is thrown into the middle of the story because the author thinks it’s funny.”
Here are the stats I was thinking of using this for. If there’s anything else that someone feels should have a reference, let me know. And I guess if there’s one you don’t need a link for, let me know that too. Thanks to Steve Slowinski for putting most of these together.
HR/FB %: http://saberlibrary.com/offense/hrs/
tERA (tRA scaled to ERA): http://saberlibrary.com/pitching/tra/