MLB DG: Weighted Runs Created

Pushing boundaries is what we do at Guru Elite. Baseball minds have continued to do the same as they tinker and refine past thoughts into even more relevant data. In order to tell the story of Weighted Runs Created, or wRC, a bit of a history lesson is needed. Let’s start at the beginning.

 

RUNS CREATED, or RC

Created by Bill James, the father of sabermetrics, Runs Created is an estimate of how many of each team's runs were scored by each of that team's hitters. RC takes into account three main factors: (A) the number of times a hitter reaches base, (B) the hitter's ability to advance runners and (C) the total opportunities of

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