Baseball Sabermetrics: Home Run Decimal-Cabrera vs Bryant
To wrap things up, this study shows DPA is actually the better part of the formula. Considering the fact more home runs equals a higher HRD, attempting to show how much each home run is worth per actual homer is more valuable. With four players have being measured, there is no way to know what variable in the formula is most helpful.
While I may have stated home runs in the first and second inning should be penalized, this might not be a good idea. Since getting momentum early in the game is key, it doesn’t make sense to take away value from a home run early in a game.
One area that may need improvement is the addition of value to home runs late in game including walk-off home runs. If a player hits the game winning or go-ahead homer, either in the eighth or 9th inning, he should get a huge boost in his HRD score. However, I have yet to decide how to do this, or if I will do this.
Expect more of these studies in the future as this will take much adjusting, so stay patient. More teams will be used in comparison with White Sox players so stick around.