Sunday, April 24, 2011

MLS Productivity Update pt. 2

I'm still messing about the Offensive Productivity. Now that the season is a few weeks in it was easy for me to see the effect of playing time and injuries. I'm going to call this the Omar Bravo change. He ripped it up before he got injured and if he were to not play another game this season he would probably stay on top of my list on the right.

So to reward players that continue to play and play more minutes I added that into the equation. It takes the total number of games a particular player plays (in minutes) against how many games that player's team has played in total. Doing this lowered everybody's overall score, especially Forwards, but it rewards Mid-Fielders.

It's an injury rule.

I'm still working on a why to add a factor to reward Defenders. Real Salt Lake, Philadelphia and New York Redbulls are very stingy this year in regards to allowing goals.

The best players in the league list looks like this when taking into account a player's team Goal Difference, Minutes Played and Individual Offensive Productivity.

4.14 Thierry Henry
4.12 Javier Morales
3.85 Carlos Ruiz
3.75 Bobby Boswell
3.61 Danny Califf
3.58 Chris Wondolowski
3.58 Jan Gunnar Solli
3.53 Joel Lindpere
3.34 Paulo Junior
3.30 David Ferreira

No comments: