they have been attempting to quantify grit--something that has been discussed a VEB . . . check out this post and the ones it links to . . .
after reading these excellent posts on an overlooked statistical category, i decided to check on the person who (over at vivaelbirdos) defines grit--just to see how he stacked up to the the brewers "mr. grit" so i took a look at aaron miles. after the exit of eckstein, miles has become the cards gritty player--he even has the facial hair. i crunched the numbers and followed the formula to the best of my ability and came up with a secondbasemen for the KUG all stars. miles came in with a KUG of 32.135. his GRIT+ was 73. plus, he is short!