Monthly Archives: July 2018

THT: A New Metric for the Skill Shown on Batted Balls

My latest article at The Hardball Times unveils my new batting statistic: Batted-Ball Run Value (BBRV). The metric runs exit velocity, launch angle, and more variables through a generalized boosted regression model to generate outcome probabilities, which can be converted into wOBA values. I find that BBRV is more predictive than any competing metrics currently out there, including MLBAM’s xwOBA.