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  Win shares - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Win Shares is a book (ISBN 1-931584-03-6) about baseball written by Bill James, published by STATS, Inc. in 2002.
Win shares is also the name of the metric James describes in the book.
As of 2004, win shares are being used more and more in the sabermetric community but are not well known among casual baseball fans.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Win_shares   (671 words)

  
 Calculating Win Shares - Basketball-Reference.com
Win Shares are assigned to players based on their offense, defense, and playing time.
For the Spurs offense this is (559.18 / 1824.48) * 171 = 52.4 Win Shares; for the Spurs defense this is (1265.30 / 1824.48) * 171 = 118.6 Win Shares.
For Tim Duncan this is (213.18 / 1245.79) * 118.6 = 20.3 defensive Win Shares.
www.basketball-reference.com /about/ws.html   (1274 words)

  
 Walk Like a Sabermetrician: Win Shares Walkthrough, pt. 6
Win Shares takes a different approach from other fielding evaluation methods in that it first assigns a value to each position, then splits that up among the men who played that position.
Win Shares would not work for a team with a.200 W%, because the team itself would come out with negative marginal runs.
By using team absolute wins as the unit to be split up, James implies that zero is the value line in win shares.
walksaber.blogspot.com /2006/01/win-shares-walkthrough-pt-6.html   (3600 words)

  
 Win Shares: A Primer - Baseball Fever
Win shares is applying the same concept, but expressed in terms of wins (or thirds-of-wins) rather than in runs.
If a win share was simply expressed as a win, we'd be saying that the best player in the league is often worth 30 or more wins to his team, which is intuitively too many.
Win shares are divided on the basis of "claim points." Win shares are divided by the same ratio of claim points (which is, essentially, the reward for all positive production of that player).
www.baseball-fever.com /showthread.php?t=12026   (4566 words)

  
 Bill James Win Shares
Wins are the reason the game is played and runs are the building blocks of wins.
Wins are determined, and 1/3 of those are batting win shares.
Bonds amassed 54 win shares --- simply off the charts --- as players with 40 are either strong MVP contenders or have won the award.
www.thediamondangle.com /archive/jan03/winshares.html   (1041 words)

  
 Win Shares - BR Bullpen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Win Shares is a statistic developed by sabermetrician and author Bill James.
The margin is defined as one half of the league average runs scored for hitters, and one and one half the league average runs allowed for pitchers.
Win Shares can be used to answer many questions, such as "who were Player X's teammates?", or to compile a list of managers and their players.
www.baseball-reference.com /bullpen/Win_Shares   (313 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Win Shares: Books: Bill James,Jim Henzler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Win Shares by Decade is just one of the many sections you'll find inside to help you judge who ranks where among the pantheon of baseball greats.
Win shares are based on the idea that a player contributes offensively to the runs that the team scores and defensively to limiting the runs the team allows.
Win Shares gives an answer based on the logic that an individual's contributions to their team's win total is the most accurate way of measuring a player's performance.
www.amazon.com /Win-Shares-Bill-James/dp/1931584036   (2726 words)

  
 New Page 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The basic idea of Win Shares is to credit individual players with the number of wins they contributed to their team, based on virtually everything they did while on the field: batting, pitching and fielding, even a little base running.
What I did was take the number of win shares that each player earned and came up with a team total.
This coefficient was then multiplied by each teams' total win shares then divided by three to come up with the projected win totals.
home.comcast.net /~sf.adams/pre_draft_2006_win_shares.htm   (334 words)

  
 Dodger Thoughts
Win shares are not gospel, but they do help you realize how much a player's position affects his value.
Win Shares, the player evaluation system developed by Bill James and now employed in depth by BaseballGraphs.com, assigns three win shares for each team victory.
Jeffrey Hammonds, outfielder (4 win shares in 2003): Hammonds, the scourge of BaseballPrimer.com, I include for two reasons - his Stanford affiliation, and the fact that while he was overvalued by some teams in his prime, guys like him may now be undervalued.
jonthoughts.blogspot.com /2003_10_19_jonthoughts_archive.html   (3786 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Win shares: A new measure of greatness   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
So a team is allotted a certain number of "win shares" depending on how many games the team won, and these shares are divided among the team members.
Shares credited to the defense are divided between the pitching staff and the fielders as a whole.
The pitchers' shares are distributed to individual pitchers in the same way that the hitters' shares are divided among the hitters, according to the number of runs each pitcher helped to prevent.
www.usatoday.com /sports/bbw/2001-11-21/2001-11-21-cover-side.htm   (1522 words)

  
 Win Shares - OOTP Developments Forums
Win shares, put simply, is the team's wins multiplied by 3 and then divided among the players on the team.
The beauty of win shares is that you can compare a player from 1920 with a player from 1980 and see who was better, even though the range/average statistics have changed greatly since then.
The win shares system assumes that while a pitcher does have an effect on the number of hits he gives up, the defense should also be given credit for those hits.
www.ootpdevelopments.com /board/showthread.php?p=7518   (2815 words)

  
 2004 Win Shares Have Arrived -- The Hardball Times
The 2004 Win Shares, which boil a player's contribution to his team down to a single number, can be seen here.
The idea was to develop a statistic that allows you to compare shortstops and outfielders, starters and relievers, relievers and shortstops, etc. Since the win is the ultimate measure of success, James developed a stat that measures each player's contribution to his team's wins, or Win Shares.
Although the Win Share methodology is extremely complex, the output is simple: one number that represents the number of wins contributed by that player.
www.hardballtimes.com /main/article/2004-win-shares-have-arrived   (1022 words)

  
 ESPN.com: MLB - Bill James is back with "Win Shares"
No, the real book with the real Win Shares was supposed to be released a year or so later, after Bill had refined his methods.
It may sound complicated, and it is. Win Shares (the book) contains 725 pages, and the first 120 or so are devoted to explaining how the system works, and why it was designed the way it was (by the way, I've read those 120 pages twice now, and I'm convinced that Win Shares "works").
As James notes in his introduction, in addition to using Win Shares to score trades, you can also use Win Shares to compare players, to evaluate free-agent signings, to analyze aging ("in hundreds of ways"), to evaluate amateur draft picks...
espn.go.com /mlb/columns/neyer_rob/42798.html   (1821 words)

  
 The Business of Baseball :: Win Shares and the Hall of Fame - 2006 Update
In the Win Shares system, James states that 400 career Win Shares means absolute enshrinement in the Hall of Fame and 300 Win Shares makes a player more likely than not to be a Hall of Famer.
Players with 300 to 350 Win Shares in the past have generally gone into the Hall of Fame.
The Win Shares system provides a useful method of examining the body of work that a player has accumulated in his career.
www.businessofbaseball.com /GilbertHOFWinShares2006UPDATE.htm   (363 words)

  
 STATS, Inc. - Sports statistics, fantasy sports and sports publications.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Win Shares, a revolutionary system that allows for player evaluation across positions, teams and eras, measures the total sum of player contributions in one groundbreaking number.
Win Shares by team and decade help point out who has made the biggest contributions to their team and era
Win Shares leader boards for batting, pitching and fielding for franchises, single-season and all-time!
www.stats.com /store/store.asp?page=wins   (334 words)

  
 Baseball Graph Details
The basic idea of Win Shares is to credit individual players with the number of wins they contributed to the team, based on virtually everything they did while on the field: batting, pitching and fielding, even a little baserunning.
Win Shares are the perfect complement to Baseball Graphs, because they calculate each of the sabermetric "truths" described above and attribute them to individual players on each team in one, simple-to-understand, number.
Win Shares explicitly states that the fielding points on certain scales for certain positions are bounded.
www.baseballgraphs.com /details.html   (2791 words)

  
 Who Gets Credit? Evaluating Brewers' Win Shares - Addict Baseball and Football Forum
The Win Shares concept is brilliant in its simplicity.
The in-season Win Shares calculations at The Hardball Times are a welcome addition to the statistical marketplace.
Win Shares are not predictive of future success.
www.addictsports.com /baseball/showthread.php?t=38505   (1295 words)

  
 Brewerfan.net - Who Gets Credit? Evaluating Brewers' Win Shares
They also provide a new "Win Shares Above Average" method of evaluating Win Shares, a tool that measures the player's contributions in relation to what would be expected from an average player given the same playing time.
Of the team's 78 Win Shares, 50 have been contributed by position players, 24 by pitchers, and 4 by Brooks Kieschnick, who has contributed in both categories.
Sheets and Davis have both cost the team 1.4 Win Shares at the plate, however, something that is confirmed by watching either of them attempt to hit.
www.brewerfan.net /ViewDailyReport.do?dailyReportId=242   (1072 words)

  
 BaseballTruth.com - 2002 Win Shares
Win shares are listed for each player on each team.
Total win shares are rounded properly; batting, pitching and fielding win shares are at two decimal points for listing purposes.
Multiteam players give total win shares for players who played on more than one team during the season.
www.baseballtruth.com /winshares/bbt_winshares.htm   (83 words)

  
 Win Shares per Inning Pitched
The back of the Win Shares book by Bill James proclaims: “Win Shares, a revolutionary system that allows for player evaluation across positions, teams and eras, measures the total sum of player contributions in one groundbreaking number.
Their WS is also placed in the context of their run environment, which in turn are partly determined by parks and time periods.
Win Shares gives more weight to pitching performances when the game is close and late.
www.geocities.com /cyrilmorong@sbcglobal.net/WSperIP.htm   (334 words)

  
 Baseball: Using Win Shares to Evaluate the late 50's Deals between the A's and Yankees   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Win shares probably undervalues his contribution those two seasons-- 12 and 10-- but after ‘59 his talent relapsed and his post-trade shares total was 39.
Of the four, only Snyder would be worth a win share, but he’d be worth 97 of them during a long career mostly with the Orioles.
You could argue that a trade like the Roger Maris deal was actually better for the Yankees because the value on their side was concentrated in one player or that Win Shares doesn’t quite capture players’ values or that the timing of the trades tended to benefit the Yankees.
alwaysintransit.typepad.com /baseball/2006/01/in_progress_apo.html   (2707 words)

  
 Press Releases
In fact, only one player since 1960 has exceeded the Win Shares figure that Bonds generated this season - and that was Bonds himself in 2001.
Earlier this year, James and STATS Publishing introduced Win Shares, a landmark publication that allows for Major League Baseball player evaluation across positions, teams and eras.
Win Shares is available from STATS Publishing in both digital and traditional print formats at www.stats.com or 800-63-STATS.
biz.stats.com /releases/index.asp?page=wins_2002_leaders   (548 words)

  
 Relief Pitche
The outlier in 1920 is Eddie Rommel with but 14 Win Shares, leading his staff and his whole team, the "Cy Young" and "MVP" of the very weak Philadelphia Athletics.
In each league table, the first column is Win Shares, the second is rank on staff (1 means staff-leading pitcher), and rank among league pitchers is in parentheses where notable.
The focal number of Win Shares is 19 rather than 20 through 1960 because a complete team-season was 154 rather than 162 games played to a decision.
world.std.com /~pgw/relief.html   (3138 words)

  
 The Business of Baseball :: Rating the 2006 Hall of Fame Candidates Based on Win Shares   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The leading vote-getter among the 15 players who were on last year’s ballot is Bruce Sutter who ranks last in Win Shares among the holdovers.
Following is a list of Win Shares for the 29 players on the ballot.
With three strong candidates scheduled to be on the ballot next year (Cal Ripken, Jr., 427 Win Shares, Tony Gwynn, 398 and Mark McGwire, 342), the holdovers who don’t make it this year will probably not make it next year either.
www.businessofbaseball.com /GilbertHOFWinShares2006.htm   (1114 words)

  
 New problem with win shares - NetShrine Discussion Forum
James assigns the team's win shares based on a certain percentages goes to hitting, a certain percentage goes to pitching and a certain percentage goes to fielding.
Jim Edmonds would have a completely different win share figure if he was a Dodger, since his offensive contributions would look more out of whack in comparision to the rest of that team, thus getting a higher percentage of their total than the percentage of the same total number he gets being on the Cardinals.
Meanwhile, every Dodgers pitcher suffers by the fact that the excellent pitching team still only gets the same number of win shares to be distributed among them as a team that gave up a run and a half more per game than they did.
www.netshrine.com /vbulletin2/showthread.php?t=12005   (1203 words)

  
 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Win Shares is a statistic created by Bill James.
In Win Shares, James revolutionized the analysis of fielding statistics.
portion alone, Win Shares is worth the purchase.
raysbaseball.com /WinShares.shtml   (134 words)

  
 Rob Neyer - Rob and Rany
Throughout history, the MVP has led the league in Win Shares about 40 percent of the time, and come within 2 Win Shares of the leader about half the time (James considers distinctions of less than three Win Shares to be insignificant).
What follows is a listing of the pitching Win Shares leader in each season (I ignored their batting Win Shares), along with the Cy Young award winner (the numbers in parentheses are Win Shares), followed occasionally by my brilliant observations.
The average number of Win Shares for a Cy Young Award winner is about 25; for the league leader in Win Shares, 27.
www.robneyer.com /book_04_CYvsWS.html   (2670 words)

  
 Win Shares
Dividing Win Shares between Offense and Defense, 17
Win Shares Defensive Rankings Expressed as Letter Grades, 137
Win Shares for Pitchers with Identical Won-Lost Records, 173
members.cox.net /sroneysabr/JamesIndex/WinShares.html   (228 words)

  
 Analyzing Bowden's Trades by Win Shares - RedsZone.com - Cincinnati Reds Fans' Home for Baseball Discussion
Additionally, win shares evaluation is a fair to both starters and relievers, middle infielders and sluggers, players from the 1920s and 1990s, etc. Overall, it is a nice tool to use in evaluating everything related to baseball.
To find the number of win shares per team you can multiply the wins by three; the 2001 Reds, for instance, had 198 win shares to divide among all the players on that team.
A player will get the same number of wins shares if he is on a bad team as he would on a good team, but his teammates would get fewer on a bad team.
www.redszone.com /forums/showthread.php?t=4211   (5117 words)

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