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Our hitters: The GRIT factor **UPDATE**

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

 

Bonuses

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:

Name EqGRIT
Albert Pujols
0.331
Khalil Greene
0.326
Joe Thurston
0.325
Brendan Ryan
0.323
Ryan Ludwick
0.313
Jason LaRue
0.311
Yadier Molina
0.310
Julio Lugo
0.306
Rick Ankiel
0.304
Skip Schumaker
0.304
Mark DeRosa
0.301
Brian Barden
0.290
Matt Holliday
0.288
Jarrett Hoffpauir
0.285
Corky Ramos
0.270
Nick Stavinoha
0.254
Shane Robinson
0.248
Tyler Greene
0.243
David Freese
0.227

 

For good measure, here's David Eckstein's 2005 season with the Cardinals and Aaron Miles' 2006 season with the Cards

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).

 

Thoughts? Improvements?

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