FIP: An Explanation

Clayton Kershaw has a sterling FIP, meaning that his success has been pretty much entirely due to his skill. Courtesy of Wikimedia

A few weeks ago, the Mets were playing the Padres out in San Diego. Keith Hernandez usually doesn’t take long road trips with the Mets. Why is this important? It gave the other two members of one of the best booths in baseball – Gary Cohen and Ron Darling – a chance to talk about FIP, or Fielding Independent Percentage. Continue reading