Weighted Runs Created = wRC
- 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.
- wRC+ is based upon wRC which is calculated using wOBA
- OPS+ is based on OPS which is calculated using OBP
- Thus, wRC+ is more accurate than OPS+. A concept examined in: Panas, Lee. “OPS+ versus wRC+” Tiger Tales: A Detroit Tigers Blog http://www.detroittigertales.com/2013/02/ops-versus-wrc.html
- 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.
140 ALL STAR
80 HIT THE BENCH
75 HIT THE SHOWERS
60 HIT THE ROAD