Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Another way of looking at the A's offense

Ryan Armbrust over at The Pastime has come up with an interesting way of looking at the A's offense this season that makes for easy comparison of the A's hitters and how they compared to each other and the league average. Head on over to his site here and click on the pic to enlarge. Be sure to read his explanation for what the various colors and lines represent so it all makes sense.

I was mildly surprised to find that Chavez, despite playing injured almost all season long, still had an above average offensive season when compared to the rest of the league. While his BA was below league average, his OBP was higher and his SLG just about met the average, putting his OPS slightly above that of the league average. So if this is the worst we can expect from an injured Chavez, I think I'll take it.

As can be easily deduced Swisher and Thomas were the big performers with OBP, SLG, and OPS far above average. Milton Bradley also fared well above average. However it's also telling how many players OPS were well below average.

Anyways, take a look, it's quite interesting.


Blogger Ryan Armbrust said...

Thanks for the link. I'm still refining the graphics, and tinkering with adding more descriptive data while still trying to keep the visual appeal somewhat intuitive. What I'm shooting for is for as much relevant data to be conveyed as possible in a simple glance.

10:39 PM  

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