This is my first FanPost, so excuse me if I mess something up. In today's VEB discussion, there was a link to the Royals Review idea of the GRIT Average. I decided to do the same thing for our hitters this year.
The NEW equation for GRIT is:
(Age x 10)+(BA x 100)+(BARISP x 100)+(CS*10)+(Positions Played*10)+(Inches below 6' *10)+(Sac Flys*10)+(Sac hits*10)+(HBP*10)+Bonus
Better fielder than hitter +30
Good clubhouse guy +20
Team leader +20
Plays injured +30
And to scale to BA, EqGRIT is your raw GRIT average x .600. Here are the new results:
|David Eckstein 2005||0.526|
|Aaron Miles 2006||0.401|
This new iteration of the formula, I feel, incorporates MANY more of the "gritty" stats than the one before. Sac flys, sac hits, and HBP? Very gritty. Multiple positions played and short? SO gritty. By adding in the sac stats and HBP, David Eckstein's grittiness in 2005 shines through with an astonishing .526 mark! I'd wager a guess that that is one of the grittiest seasons of all time! Keep in mind that these are only Cardinals' stats, so DeRosa, Lugo, and Holliday don't have the counting stats that the other players do. If you extrapolate for a full season, I would think that DeRosa would come up much, much grittier. I have him down for playing 4 positions (1B, 2B, 3B, OF).