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BNTV Saber Shorts: wOBA, and Why It’s Better Than OPS


Because we routinely use advanced statistics and sabermetrics around here, and because not everyone is interested in reading up on the concepts around the web, I thought it would be helpful for BN’ers for me to put together a series of short videos on some of the most important sabermetric ideas. You can see all of the videos, as well as others, here at the BNTV YouTube page.


Today’s advanced statistic is wOBA, which you see referenced on here quite frequently. It’s one of the best comprehensive offensive statistics out there, which is why I use it so much. But what is it? Well, here you go:

In case you missed the previous video on BABIP:

And the related problems with batting average:

And if you missed the earlier videos on FIP:

And xFIP:


Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation.