Judge: OPS and wOBA, briefly revisited

From Jonathan Judge at Baseball Prospectus on July 10, 2018, with mention of SABR members Pete Palmer and John Thorn:

We continue to scrutinize and update our metrics, and as part of that process we’ve been comparing various offensive metrics to one another.

Two of the metrics we’ve checked in on are weighted On Base Average (wOBA), popularized by Tango et al in The Book in 2007, and On-Base-Plus-Slugging (OPS), a statistic popularized by The Hidden Game of Baseball, published by Pete Palmer and John Thorn in 1984. Because comparisons between these two have a bit of a history, I thought we would start this series by updating those comparisons.

Read the full article here: https://www.baseballprospectus.com/news/article/41203/prospectus-feature-ops-and-woba-briefly-revisited/

Originally published: July 12, 2018. Last Updated: July 12, 2018.