Mains: Comparing DRC+, OPS+, and wRC+

From SABR member Rob Mains at Baseball Prospectus on December 4, 2018:

Over the summer, I wrote a pair of articles comparing the three leading modern batting metrics: Baseball-Reference’s OPS+, FanGraphs’ wRC+, and our TAv. If you didn’t read them and don’t feel like clicking on the links, the conclusion was that they’re pretty similar, but there are differences among them.

Now that we’ve released our next-generation offensive metric, Deserved Runs Created (DRC+), I thought it would be appropriate to dust off the analysis. How does DRC+ compare to OPS+ and wRC+?

Before I get started, I intend this to be an analysis of the (small, it turns out) differences between DRC+ and the other two measures. If you interpret it as a criticism of OPS+ or wRC+, it’s because I’m not expressing myself well. Baseball-Reference and FanGraphs are great sites doing great work. I’m just trying to explain how our hitting metrics vary.

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Originally published: December 6, 2018. Last Updated: December 6, 2018.