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Old 02-04-2020, 07:47 AM
Snarky_Kong is offline
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Originally Posted by Snarky_Kong View Post
HBP = hit by pitch? Interesting that that is worth more than a walk. Probably obvious to actual fans of the sport, but why would that be?
To answer my own question: apparently the values are based on historic scoring rates. Walks happen more often when there isn't anyone on base (intentional) while HBP happens more often in scoring situations.

So it's not that getting hit is more valuable, it just is more likely to happen in a valuable situation.