Introducing Deserved Run Average

The folks over at Baseball Prospectus have introduced a new metric – Deserved Run Average. DRA looks to improve upon Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP). FIP looks only at a pitcher’s home runs, strikeouts, hit batsmen, and walks which can account for almost 50 percent of the variance in runs allowed by pitchers each year. DRA seeks to declare how many runs a pitcher truly deserved to give up, and to say so with more confidence than ever before. As always, great work at Baseball Prospectus.

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