I believe there is a "close and late" stat. Not just late in the game, but with a further provision that the effort is of high-leverage. Let me poke around.
― citation needed (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 6 September 2011 05:18 (eight years ago) link
It looks like ESPN used to have it available as a "situational" statistic, but it's not showing up for 2011 data.
― citation needed (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 6 September 2011 05:23 (eight years ago) link
I'm not sure if this is what you mean, but Baseball Reference gives detailed inning-by-inning stats for every pitcher. They're not cumulative, though--you'd have to calculate that yourself. Verlander: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/split.cgi?id=verlaju01&year=2011&t=p. They also split a pitcher's line so you can see what he did in innings 1-3, 4-6, and 7-9. Verlander's ERA is 2.30 in 1-3, 2.60 in 4-6, and (smaller sample, but to me still amazing) 1.88 in 7-9. When they pull him out of a game in the 8th or 9th inning, they should bring him back in to close for himself.
― clemenza, Tuesday, 6 September 2011 11:13 (eight years ago) link
― NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 6 September 2011 21:10 (eight years ago) link
I found myself agreeing with a lot of this. There are too many weird year to year fluctuations in many players' defensive WAR numbers, I don't trust those numbers very much.
― NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 6 September 2011 21:13 (eight years ago) link
dumb question i should look up but cant be bothered
whatever offensive element used by WAR - wOBA or something.. does it account for each situational at bat? with enough plate appearances it should all wash out but does it make a differentiation between going 3/3 w/ 2 BB against John Lackey and the same line against Justin Verlander?
shouldnt pitching WAR be cross-relational to batting WAR faced that day and vice versa?
― sanskrit, Wednesday, 7 September 2011 02:15 (eight years ago) link
Just the fact that there are 2 different computations of WAR makes it clear that it's not "finished." xp
― incredibly middlebrow (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 7 September 2011 02:18 (eight years ago) link
Mordy, this is what I meant re WAR 2 weeks ago; look at the first and scond tables here:
Halladay leads Lee in Pitching WAR (2nd list), but when their offensive and defensive contributions are added in (1st list), Halladay gets knocked down 0.1 and Lee is boosted 0.6.
― incredibly middlebrow (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 18 September 2011 17:42 (eight years ago) link
find your regional meeting on the map here (you don't have to be a member to attend).
there are a few on Feb 2, like D.C. (which has Sean Forman and Tim Kurkjian).
― saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 23 January 2013 16:20 (six years ago) link
happy SABR Day, what a fine occasion for the board's two dumbest football fans to knock each other cold.
― saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 26 January 2013 13:36 (six years ago) link
once again, check your local here
― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 25 January 2019 20:21 (ten months ago) link