• Smart Baseball: The Story Behind the Old STATS That Are Ruining the Game, the New Ones That Are Running It, and the Right Way to Think about Baseball

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    • Category : crafts-and-hobbies
    • ISBN Code: 9780062490223
    • Format : Paperback
    • By (Author): Law, Keith
    • Publisher: William Morrow
    • Published Date: 25 Apr 2017

     

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Predictably Irrational meets Moneyball in ESPN veteran writer and statistical analyst Keith Law's iconoclastic look at the numbers game of baseball, proving why some of the most trusted stats are surprisingly wrong, explaining what numbers actually work, and exploring what the rise of Big Data means for the future of the sport. For decades, statistics such as batting average, saves recorded, and pitching won-lost records have been used to measure individual players' and teams' potential and success. But in the past fifteen years, a revolutionary new standard of measurement sabermetrics has been embraced by front offices in Major League Baseball and among fantasy baseball enthusiasts. But while sabermetrics is recognized as being smarter and more accurate, traditionalists, including journalists, fans, and managers, stubbornly believe that the 'old' way a combination of outdated numbers and 'gut' instinct is still the best way. Baseball, they argue, should be run by people, not by numbers.
 


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