I'm working on improving Basim and eWAR (some new content and some bug fixes), but it's going to take time to run the new calculations. (I'm also going to run them on more data points, i.e. multiple seasons.) While that happens, is there anything you think it would be cool for me to research/write about? Is there any improvement you'd suggest to Basim? Anything whose value in time and dollars I should compare to voting and donating to a campaign? If so, leave suggestions here in the comments (or drop me an email).
Also, I've spent a lot of time trying to decide how to integrate into eWAR the fact that lineups aren't totally irrelevant; my new approach is to take an average lineup (i.e. average 1st hitter, average 2nd hitter, etc.), and look at the run differential between replacing a test player for a given slot and replacing the league average player for that slot; this approach isn't perfect, though, because it is at risk of delegating all less than average players to ninth so that they total plate appearances in which they're batting, relative to the league average player, is minimized (and shove all better than average players to leadoff). Suggestions?
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