Author Topic: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread  (Read 103841 times)

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Offline HalfSmokes

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Re: 2012/13 Offseason Discussion Thread
« Reply #2975: December 19, 2012, 01:33:43 PM »
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...

position player goes down, lombo or moore start, depending on the player. Gio goes down dukes is starting- I thin the drop off in the former is less than the latter