wRC & wRC+

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Weighted Runs Created = wRC

BREW MATHsummary

  • wRC is a counting statistic – literally how many runs the player has created
  • wRC+ is a rate statistic – since it accounts for ballpark & league effects it one of the few stats that allows us to compare players from different eras.
    • It is a ‘corrected’ version of wRC.
  • wRC+ and OPS+ both are weighted metrics that aim to assign an offensive player overall value.
  • League average is always set at 100
    • So, a wRC+ of 150 means the player creates 50% more runs than a ‘league average’ hitter with the same amount of plate appearances.

Generally Speaking

160  ELITE

140  ALL STAR

115  GOOD

100  AVERAGE

80   HIT THE BENCH

75   HIT THE SHOWERS

60   HIT THE ROAD

AN IDIOT’S GUIDE TO ADVANCED STATISTICS (LOOKOUTLANDING.COM)