2011 MLB Playoffs: How ROV demonstrates the Rangers dominance

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2011 MLB Playoffs: How ROV demonstrates the Rangers dominance
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Adrian Beltre single-handedly beat the Rays in game 4, but he isn't alone

Some of you may be familiar with "real offensive value" (ROV) from some of my earlier pieces. However, in order to catch everyone up to speed, we'll discuss it some first. ROV is a statistic that measures everything a hitter does offensively. The great thing about it is that it condenses everything down into a statistic that looks and acts like batting average.

It is calculated by adding batting average and secondary average together, and then averaging them together. Everyone knows about batting average, but few may know about secondary average. Essentially, SEC takes everything a player does outside of batting average to determine what I would call hidden value. Power, patience and base running are the key components of the formula.

Secondary Average = total bases - hits + walks + stolen bases - caught steal / at bats

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