Friday, November 09, 2007

TGWNA All-Star Selection: Assistant GM (Since Diesel is the GM, obvs)

I would write a better intro, but I'm still toweling off my pants:

We are going to utilize several objective measures of player performance to evaluate and develop players. We'll rely on the more traditional objective evaluations: OPS (on base percentage plus slugging percentage) , WHIP (walks and hits per inning pitched), Runs Created, ERC (Component ERA), GB/FB (ground ball to fly ball ratio), K/9 (strikeouts per nine innings), K/BB (strikeouts to walks ratio), BB%, etc., but we'll also look to rely on some of the more recent variations: VORP (value over replacement player), Relative Performance, EqAve (equivalent average), EqOBP (equivalent on base percentage), EqSLG (equivalent slugging percentage), BIP% (balls put into play percentage), wOBA (weighted on base average), Range Factor, PMR (probabilistic model of range) and Zone Rating.


It's new Pirates GM Neal Huntington.

While that answer, in no way, assures us that he'll actually be good at his job, it certainly suggests there's no reason to think he won't be, either. Man, the Pirates could be really, really good in about five years.

(Big ups to Rob Neyer for the link)

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