Underlying data based on an average of CHONE and ZiPS rate data that is projected to Baseball Prospectus playing time.Point Shares – Inspired by Bill James’ Win Shares, these represent the estimated difference in an average team’s points if they were to substitute a given player for the average player at his position. For more information, see here.
CHONE – CHONE is a stat projection system created and maintained by Sean Smith who also writes his own Angels blog called Anaheim Angels all the way. The 2010 CHONE projections can be downloaded here. Please note that CHONE does not project saves – we guesstimate saves as of March 2nd.
ZiPS – ZiPS is a projection system written by Dan Szymborski to project performance in individual baseball players. Dan’s work can be found on Baseball Think Factory. The ZiPS stats can be downloaded for free on the site.
All Pos – All eligible positions for 2009. Based generally on 20 game eligibility.
Pos – This is the position that was used for their Point Share rankings. This is the position where the player is judged most valuable. The order of most valuable to least valuable for positions is: C, SS, 2B, 3B, OF, 1B, DH.