xFIP

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Expected Fielding-Independent Pitching = xFIP

MATHsummary

GRAPH: Compares the three most advanced ways of evaluating pitching performance.

  • The linear relationships are not surprising as they are all regression-based systems.

FIP vs xFIP: The latter replaces homeruns in the equation with an estimate of how many HRs they should give up based on fly ball percentage and league HR/FB averages.

  • SIERA then takes this concept a step further

Generally Speaking

3.00 ELITE

3.50  ALL STAR

3.75  GOOD

4.25  AVERAGE

4.50  HIT THE BENCH

4.75  HIT THE SHOWERS

5.00  HIT THE ROAD

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