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Hall of Fame Metrics Definitions

Post by RonCo » Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:14 pm

If you're like me, you can sometimes forget what flavor the various HoF Metrics and Tests represent. As a refresher/reminder, I'll sticky this.
JAWS:
This is essentially: Average(career WAR, 7-year peak WAR). Its goal is to arrive at a number that provides some reasonable weights to both a player's peak season and their longevity.

Black Ink:
A Bill James concept that provides players points for leading the league in various categories. Will give advantages to players who played in eras with fewer teams, but it's a snapshot for how often a player might have been the best in the league.

Gray Ink:
Much like the Black Ink test, but provides points for being in the top-1o leaderboard of various stats. Will also give some advantage to players from eras with fewer teams, but it's a snapshot for how often a player was among the best in the league.

HOF Standard:
This is a point-gathering test gives a score of 50 for an average Hall of Famer, with 100 as the max. It measure the overall quality of a player's career as opposed to peak value, and compares it to other Hall of Famers.
While none of these should be viewed as absolute go/no-go measuring sticks, when you apply them all you can get an interesting picture of the value of the player relative to the era and players they played in and against.
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Re: Hall of Fame Metrics Definitions

Post by Ted » Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:36 pm

Importantly regarding black and grey ink, many of the players from the early years have zero here, as these were not recorded.
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