LOB vs. Runs

BASEBALL

Just a quick report.  Someone asked whether runs correlated well with LOB.  I could see it going either way.  It could be that more runners leads to more LOB and more runs both.  Or, maybe worse teams strand a lot of their baserunners because no one hits them in.  It turns out in 2011 in the AL runs only explained 36% of LOB. 

Someone pointed out neglecting CS and DP’s LOB is essentially PA*OBP – RUNS.  Since runs and OBP correlate well, however, it is hard to make much of that.

Anyway, here is the 2011 AL.

Runs versus Left On Base
Runs versus Left On Base

 

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