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All metrics “get” the value of the strikeout and the walk, and the role played by park effects. What they are missing is a precise measurement of pitchers’ ability to manage contact.
Cris Carter Elite Jersey Frequency is a key; for most pitchers, the frequency of most BIP types allowed correlates well from year to year. Starting pitchers’ popup, fly ball and grounder rates allowed tend to stay about the same; not so line-drive rates, which are relatively volatile.
This is where a couple of my metrics come in. Adjusted contact score expresses a pitcher’s contact management performance based on the exit speed and launch angle of each ball put in play, on a scale where 100 equals average. Then, you add back the K’s and walks to get each pitcher’s “Tru” ERA, which can then be compared with his ERA and FIP.