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Pythagorean Winning Percentage


Pythagorean Winning Percentage

I’ve got a question about the Pythagorean Winning percentage. I know what it means. What’s the real utility of it here? I ask because for one of my teams (1482 ATG) it is completely reversed. My team’s record is 61-73 but the PWG is 73-61! It just makes me laugh. I’ve been waiting for my team to start performing better, which I guess the PWG is supposed to predict...but I’m still waiting. Guess for me it’s more like the Pythagorean Whining Percentage! Any help?

Re: Pythagorean Winning Percentage

Like in real baseball, no real utility, just gives us something to yammer about or use for prognostication.

If gbacci ever rolls out the long-awaited gambling on PC option, the pyth will be useful.

Re: Pythagorean Winning Percentage

It would suggest you are winning your games by a much larger margin than you are losing your games (losing more closer games). I ignore it but in your case it might suggest taking a quick look to see how your BP performs (particularly your first 3 options).

Re: Re: Pythagorean Winning Percentage

Well that’s a good idea. Not sure how I can get more out of my bullpen.

Re: Pythagorean Winning Percentage

I took a very quick look at your team. MY immediate concern is the overall poor results of your SP. It looks like you may possibly be leaving them in games far too long since there are quite a number of high ER games for many. I would bet your losses tend to happen early in the games. Your BP once in the game looks (by their numbers - at least the top 3 guys) to be good.

Check your strategy on how yo handle your SP. I'll let it go at that.

Re: Pythagorean Winning Percentage

Thanks for taking a look at my team! Sounds like I need to change some of my pitchers to “ pull before pitch count is reached”. Is that what you mean? Or should I lower the number of runs scored at which they get pulled? I really appreciate the feedback!

Re: Re: Pythagorean Winning Percentage

Start experimenting with both. They are both important tools.