Sunday, June 27, 2010

Royals Team wOBA+ By Year

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I can't stop making Royals wOBA+ graphs. Someone help me.
This one plots how the team's overall wOBA compared to the AL average every year. 100 (the yellow stripe)  means they were an exactly average AL offense that year. Above 100 is good, below is bad. Pretty dramatic illustration of distinct eras for KC offense; the surprisingly brief growing pains of an expansion team into a powerhouse from '72-'82, and into a middling to downright terrible offensive team ever since. The 2010 team is on pace to have the best wOBA+ since 2003, in spite of being below average.

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