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.
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 ...
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 ...
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" ...
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 ...
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 ...
In the past several years the sacrifice bunt has come under fire as a "waste of an at bat" and "lowering your chance to score." No one denies that outs are very valuable in baseball, but is it ever a ...
WAR (wins above replacement) is a statistic that is often used to describe the value of a baseball player's performance in a given year. How is this statistic determined? What are the differences ...