Judge: Deserved Run Average, linear weights, and Justin Verlander

From Jonathan Judge at Baseball Prospectus on October 12, 2015:

Justin Verlander has been through an interesting few years. How interesting, exactly?

Using Deserved Run Average (DRA), our new metric to describe pitcher performance here at Baseball Prospectus, we can track the trend. Because we want to evaluate Verlander across several seasons, we’ll also go one step further and use DRA–. DRA– is based on DRA, but is normalized to an average of 100 for each season, with lower being better. This allows you to compare pitchers across different seasons and different run-scoring environments.

Now that we’ve got our scorecard, let’s look at Verlander’s recent seasons.

Read the full article here: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=27663

Originally published: October 12, 2015. Last Updated: October 12, 2015.