Team Breakdown Charts
The team breakdown charts show the productivity of each player on a team in enabling the team to score or prevent runs and win games. It breaks down each player productivity by position in the field or by spot in the batting order. more...
Each chart shows a block for each player who appeared for the team at the position or lineup spot. Note that a player may appear at more than on position or spot. The width of the block is equal to the number of plate appearances for the player. The blocks are ordered, left to right, by player with the most plate appearances for the spot or position. A minimum of ten plate appearances are required to be shown on the chart.
The height of each block depends on which of three measures are displayed. The three measures are: OPS, inning state runs, & game state wins. The OPS value is as displayed on the Y axis. For ISR, the y axis value is the number of inning state runs per every 10 plate appearances, and for GSW, the y axis value is the number of game state wins per every 100 plate appearances.
On each chart there are three colored, dashed lines. The green line is the level at which only 10% of all plate appearances are taken by a player with that production or better. The blue line is the 50% level, and the red line is the 90% level. These are the levels that Rhoids defines as All-Star, average, and replacement levels. Each line level is specific to the league and the position (or lineup spot)
The area of the OPS boxes are close to what Rhoids measures as Rhoid-runs, the unbiased number of runs the player produces for their team. For batters, the bigger the box, the better. For pitchers, the smaller the box the better. Also for pitchers, the definitions of the green and red lines are reversed. All-Star pitchers have OPS boxes shorter than the red line, while replacement pitchers have boxes taller than the green line.
The ISR and GSW charts have Y axes centered around zero; the upper half is positive values and the lower half, negative. This is because the displayed values are raw production over the expected outcome, not production over the replacement player, like WAR. Therefore the average value across all batters and pitchers for these measures is zero. Better than average players have positive values (boxes are greenish) while worse than average have negative values (reddish boxes.) The number of ISR each player produces is the area of the box divided by 10 (ten). The number of GSW each player produces is the area of the box divided by 100 (one hundred). To convert the GSW into WAR, add the area between the red dashed line and zero (for the number of plate appearances) to the raw GSW.