Wiki Wednesday 10-31-07

Time to learn something!

1. Go to Wikipedia.
2. Click on “Random article” in the left-hand sidebar box.
3. Post it!

And just in time for the end of baseball season, we get this one:

Walks plus hits per inning pitched (WHIP), in baseball, is a sabermetric measurement of how many baserunners a pitcher is responsible for allowing per inning pitched. It gives a general measure of a pitcher’s ability to keep batters off base. A WHIP of 1.0 or below will often rank among the best in Major League Baseball.

WHIP=frac{BB+H}{IP}

As indicated by the name, it is calculated by adding the number of walks plus hits allowed divided by the number of innings pitched.

WHIP is one of the most commonly used statistics in Fantasy baseball, and is standard in leagues that use the 4×4, 5×5, and 6×6 formats.

If you want to know more about this, you should probably be asking my son – he’s the fantasy-baseball expert, not me.

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