Kincaid wrote:
Yeah, they remove IBB when calculating wOBA, but still count them as PAs when they tally up how many runs a hitter contributed. The end result is they end up just adding more PAs at the hitter's wOBA level.
For example, in 2004 Bonds had a .537 wOBA in 497 non-IBB PA, plus 120 IBB. When you convert that to runs above average (which is a combination of wOBA and PA), you give him credit for a .537 wOBA over 617 PA, which is the same as counting each of his 120 IBB as the same .537 wOBA he had when he didn't get intentionally walked. The IBB don't affect wOBA but do affect how many runs a hitter gets credited with, and how well the hitter performs when he doesn't get intentionally walked determines how much value he gets when he does get intentionally walked.
So wRAA factors in all BB. Got it.
Thanks for the explanation.