The xwOBA Matchup Calculation Method Explained Step-by-Step
Last Night as we reviewed the Matchup Guide we described the method for the calculation. These six one minute clips take you through the process.
Step one- Getting the xwOBA data from baseballsavant.mlb.com for the pitchers
Step two- Getting the hitting data and and Larry explains why he uses xwOBA
Step three- Larry puts the pitching and hitter data into a pitcher table and calculates the Schwarber batter vs. the Verlander pitch mix
The Schwarber Math
Step four- Larry calculates the Verlander pitcher adjustment and calculates the matchup xwOBA
The Verlander Adjustment Math
Step 5- Larry shows how the Verlander data is put into the matchup matrix and calculates the Verlander vs. Phillies lineup average xwOBA
Step 6- Larry describes how we will use the tables during the game
Then I asked Casey and Clint for feedback
Clint describes how this works with pitch sequence
Let me know what you think.