This post will focus specifically on the correlations between a team’s on-base percentage (OBP) and their win percentage (tmW-L%) , as well as their on-base plus slugging plus (OPS+) and their win percentage.
Willie’s 2020 season got me thinking – how many times in history has a starting pitcher thrown at least 200 innings, and had a WHIP of 1.00 or below? And, given what Fangraphs has to say about WHIP, how do each of those pitcher’s OBP-against compare across those seasons?
According to Baseball Reference’s Play Index, not since 1934 has a rookie produced a season like Diaz’s. In 615 at bats, Raul hit .333 with 205 hits, 44 doubles, 5 triples, 15 home runs and scored 111 runs. That resulted in 5.6 WAR.