Author Topic: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread  (Read 74455 times)

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Offline MorseTheHorse

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #2975: December 19, 2012, 01:30:34 PM »
Pitching can mask a lot of ills.  If we see the injuries in the rotation equivalent to what we saw in the lineup last year, we won't be repeating.  It's not really an apples to apples comparison.

I don't' see why we can't compare the impact of an injury to a pitcher to the impact of an injury to a position player.  8 position players had a WAR over 7 last year.  Verlander had the best WAR for a pitcher at 6.8.  Why are pitchers so much more important? 

Now I'm getting curious if there is a metric out there that tries to measure how many wins are lost to injury, or poor performance due to injury, each year by every team.  Make a couple assumptions about performance and it shouldn't be too hard to do this...