ESPN, which started tracking DIPS with their regular pitching stats a few weeks back, has now started tracking Productive Outs. Ahh well, it can’t all be progress.
For those interested, here are the correlations for some of the stats tracked:
Wins to Total Productive Outs: -.316
Wins to Total Productive Out Opportunities: .168
Losses to Productive Outs Allowed: .205
Losses to Productive Out Opportunities Against: .340
Productive Out Percentage to Winning Percentage: -.485
Productive Out Percentage Against to Winning Percentage: .002
The more productive outs you make, the more likely you are to lose. The more often the outs you make are productive, the more likely you are to lose.
This is a waste of ESPN’s server space.