Baseball Sabermetrics: Home Run Decimal-Cabrera vs Bryant

badraus
Jul 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox left fielder Melky Cabrera (53) hits an RBI double during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 28, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox left fielder Melky Cabrera (53) hits an RBI double during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports /
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
3 of 6
Next
Aug 23, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant (17) is thanked for hitting a home run by third base coach Gary Jones (1) during the sixth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 23, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant (17) is thanked for hitting a home run by third base coach Gary Jones (1) during the sixth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /

August 2015

Melky Cabrera

8/1: vs New York Yankees: W 8-1, HRD: (1.2643)

8/16: vs Chicago Cubs: W 3-1, HRD: (0.9619)

8/30: vs Seattle Mariners: W 6-5, HRD: (1.3941)

August was a much better month for Cabrera, as he had an HRD of 3.6203. Considering the fact  his HRD was 3.6203, his DPA is going to be much higher. Which is exactly what happened, as it came in at 1.2068, meaning that per home run, it was measured much higher. What might have helped him this month could be two things. His protection  with Avisail Garcia all three times, and the fact he hit one game-tying home run in the late innings. Given three home runs is not a lot of data, but it will have to do as it is all he hit for August.

August 2015

Kris Bryant

8/8: vs San Francisco Giants: W 8-6, HRD: (1.6705)

8/12: vs Milwaukee Brewers: W 3-2, HRD: (0.9719)

8/19: vs Detroit Tigers: L 15-8, HRD: (0.7691)

8/23: vs Atlanta Braves: W 9-3, HRD: (1.4752)

8/23: vs Atlanta Braves: W 9-3, HRD: (0.7148)

8/24: vs Cleveland Indians: W 2-1, HRD: (1.1750)

8/30: @ Los Angeles Dodgers: W 2-0, HRD: (0.9393)

Since Bryant went yard seven times in August, it is going to be a bit easier to get realistic data on his HRD. It came in at 7.7158, which is good just as Cabrera’s. Bryant’s DPA was 1.1023, which was nearly identical to Cabrera’s (a bit lower) as his DPA is measures how much a home run is worth per each home run.

The fact Bryant hit a walk off homer, not to mention had poor protection for the most part  in Jorge Soler, Miguel Montero, and Jonathan Herrera. This still helped Bryant during August however. The only loss either player had in August was when the Cubs got trounced by the Tigers on August 19 ,15-8. Otherwise every time Cabrera and Bryant went yard their team won. Bryant also victimized Atlanta twice on August 23rd, which is the same thing that Cabrera did to the Indians on July 23, 2015. Those are the only teams either player has homered against multiple times so far in the second half of 2015.

Next: Cabrera vs. Bryant September 2015

facebooktwitterreddit