Pythagorean Win Percentage

  • Rays Schedule May Explain Early Season Struggles

    Rays Schedule May Explain Early Season Struggles

    June 18, 2009 at 10:30 am 1 comment

    We have talked a lot recently about how the Rays have underperformed their Pythagorean Record* and some of the reasons why. Most recently we showed both the offense and the pitching were taking a step back late in close games, whereas last season both aspects stepped up their game in […]

     
  • Measuring How Much The Rays Have Underperformed

    Measuring How Much The Rays Have Underperformed

    May 26, 2009 at 10:30 am 2 comments

    Last season the Rays outperformed their Pythagorean Record by 5 games. The Pythagorean Win Percentage (PWP) suggests how many games a team should win based on how many runs a team scores and allows. We have argued previously that the PWP is a good starting point, but there are reasons […]