Over the past few decades, a multitude of advanced hitting, pitching, fielding and base running measures have been introduced to the baseball world. This comprehensive sabermetrics primer will introduce you to these new statistics with easy to understand explanations and examples. It will illustrate the evolution of statistics from simple traditional measures to the more complex metrics of today. You will learn how all the statistics are connected to winning and losing games, how to interpret them, and how to apply them to performance on the field. By the end of this book, you will be able to evaluate players and teams through statistics more thoroughly and accurately than you could before.
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May 4, 2010
This book is highly recommended for those seeking an overview of all the latest sabremetric methods. Mr. Panas sets out of provide an overview of current statistical approaches used to evaluate batting, pitching, and fielding by the sabremetric community. Mission accomplished. This is not a breakthrough work with a bunch of new TLAs (Three Letter Acronyms). Rather it is a summary of the state of the art. As someone who followed Bill James and Pete Palmer very closely, but admittedly did not monitor some of the more recent developments of the past several years this was a great book. If you are looking for Bill James-like wit then this is not your book. However, if you want sabremetric concepts explained in clear, accessible language, then this is the place to start.
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