Prado=pure awesomeness. It turned out well but I was concerned when Fredi brought EOF in to get the last out I the 7th. If only he didn’t act like he ha an eating disorder in the mound….I think he’d pitch better.
wOBA essentially weighs hits and walks more accurately than on-base or slugging. Slugging, for example, treats a double as twice as valuable as a single. wOBA weighs singles and doubles and other events according to their run values.
Curt @70, I see your point. However, perhaps some more thinking needs to be done so that we don’t, for instance, judge individual players on stats like pitcher wins and RBI.
Now, to get sort of philosophical…
Hopefully people dig into what stats are actually measuring to get a sense of how useful they are or are not. I don’t think the folks that do such things should avoid trying to construct better, more telling stats in order to keep people from over-thinking.
There’s always the danger that bringing in more stats will open the door to those who want to quote batting average against LHP on Wednesday day games on natural grass.
If one doesn’t want to dig into the meaning behind certain stats, probably best to use no stats than the wrong stats, i.e., “baseball card” stats.