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Statistically Best and Worst MLB Hitters

Statistically Best and Worst MLB Hitters

There are two key sabermetric stats in determining who the best hitters are: 1) ISO Power 2) BB/K.

 

Strikeouts are a huge problem in baseball’s power shortage and offensive power because nothing productive happens when a player strikes out. 141 more words

MLB

Discussing Terry Collins's Thoughts on Batting the Pitcher Eighth and Lagares Ninth

By: Brian Mangan

In the news recently has been Terry Collins’s suggestion that he might bat the pitcher eighth, and Juan Lagares ninth. In order to figure out whether this is a good idea or not, two questions must be answered: 1) does it ever make sense to bat the pitcher eighth? 701 more words

Sports

The Greyshirts Tackle Advanced Stats

It went pretty much as expected.

I stirred things up on Twitter this morning by asking my esteemed colleagues to name their favorite advanced baseball metrics. 57 more words

Baseball

Economic Theory explained by Football – Sabermetrics

For those who have seen the film Money Ball or read Michael Lewis’s book of the same name, you will be familiar with the name Bill James. 468 more words

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Browsing Catharsis - 03.24.15

Spring Forward,” from The Economist. This actually is a good listing of the failures of sabermetrics. On the one hand, some sabermetricians still only get agitated when you point out these failures. 175 more words

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