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09-25-2011, 12:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Damaged Goods View Post
Side note: from a statistical perspective, OBP does inherently lead to more runs than SLG. If you could pay $10,000 for a point of SLG or $10,000 for a point of OBP, OBP is the better bet. This can be confirmed by plugging the values into a Markov run estimator.

http://www.pankin.com/sabr34.pdf
Yes, because men on base leads to runs, but this is a larger point than the real priority of "moneyball".

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