# Tagged Questions

For questions about statistical or other mathematical analysis of players and teams to identify potential advantages or opportunities. The term is most commonly used with regard to baseball, but other sports (e.g. American football) can benefit from similar analysis.

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### What determines the coefficients in the definition of slugging percentage?

When calculating slugging percentage, why do the numbers of singles, doubles, and triples get multiplied by 2, 3 and 4, respectively, in the numerator? And, perhaps related, why does the HR count ...
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### Sabermetrics and statistics, why so fitting for baseball?

I am looking into defining my own simple metrics for a video game to evaluate how well a player is performing. To that regard I have been reading about Sabermetrics and the general impression I get ...
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### Baseball and DWar

Two part question really. What is the formula for calculating DWar? Also, as I understand it; it seems to rely on some stats that were historically considerably less stringently monitored than say ...
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### What's the chance of 6 swings and misses in a row using only your SO pitch?

I was watching a Masahiro Tanaka game last year and he got out of a men on 2nd and 3rd with no outs jam by striking out the first two batters. He just kept throwing his "out pitch" and they just kept ...
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### Normal Distribution and Sports

One core idea in sports analytics is to be skeptical of hot streaks as being evident of anything more than just something a normal distribution would account for. What I've never understood, is would ...
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### Sabermetrics Applied to American Football, Specifically the NFL

Sabermetrics and advanced stats have become a big part of baseball in the recent years. Defensive shifts are growing rapidly. "Old School" stats are becoming less relevant compare to "New School" ...
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### Why do the Oakland As value a low strikeout rate?

Last year, the Oakland A's traded Grant Green to the Los Angeles As for Alberto Collaspo. Both had similar statistics (as of 2013), and both can play second base. (Collaspo has since been moved to ...
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### A new sabermetric baseball statistic?

Let's award a batter 2 points for a single, 3 pts for a double, 4 pts for a triple, and 5 pts for a homerun. To complete the statistic, let's award the batter 1 point for a walk, and 1 point ...