[quote=“CardsWin”]Personally, I would compute the WPct after the game.
Wouldn’t you rather have a broader range of games?
(not that one game makes much difference- but in some instances it can)[/quote]
You guys have shown exactly why I’ve been asking myself the question. LOL!
It really doesn’t mean a great deal I suppose, no matter which way I end up doing it, but I’m a pitcher’s dad, and that of course means I generally look at things trying to make the pitchers look as good as possible.
That doesn’t at all mean I’d ever cheat or purposely mark something incorrectly, but it does mean if there are two ways to show something, I’d usually choose the one making the pitchers look better.
Here’s an example. Let’s say you’re a successful pitcher, which almost all of the HS pitchers I’ve scored for have been. If you’re pitching against a team that’s 10-10 before the game and 10-11 after, when you look at what’s going on, one way that team would .500 and the other .476. Of course that makes the teams look worse and the more games you win, the worse the teams you played against look.
Let’s say you’re being compared to another kid in the league who happened to pitch against the same teams, but while you went 5-0, he went 0-5. Looking after the games would show him as pitching against more difficult opponents, and to me that’s simply not giving credit properly.
You can see what happened when I ran it using the records after the games were played by looking at http://www.infosports.com/scorekeeper/images/oppstrpit.pdf