I have been doing some reading of the “1-Pitch Warrior” material at http://www.1pitchwarrior.com.
The approach has a lot of overlap with the Gamers approach, including:
QAB — Quality At-Bats, to measure hitter performance (instead of batting average)
First Pitch Strikes – our target is 67%
Overall Strikes – our target is >60%
Defensive Walks + Errors – less than 5 is target
Win three innings (if you do this, you win 90% of games)
In addition to these, 1-Pitch Warrior talks about some other team based measures such as:
Shutdown Inning — putting up a zero after your team scores
Big Inning — scoring 3 or more runs in an inning
Answer back inning — scoring immediately after the other team scores
Extend lead inning — score to extend the lead, adding on insurance runs
I like these measurements because they reflect the competitive ebb & flow of the game. Coach Dehmer has the same crazy stats as me — if you achieve just three of the above in 7 innings, you will win 90% of your games.
Going to start adding those to the Gamers vocabulary.