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By Eric Umphrey
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Modern baseball statistics revisited

Part One: Fielding Independent Pitching

 

March 26, 2020



Last year I wrote a series of articles explaining some of the modern statistics that baseball announcers currently use in broadcasts. The series focused on all of the components that produce the statistic Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Those statistics, however, were just focused on batters. Pitchers also have their own version of WAR. In this series I’ll break down the individual components of a pitcher’s WAR starting with Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP).

FIP is now referenced more often in broadcasts than earned run average (ERA). As the name suggests, FIP attempts to neutralize th...



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