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The Resource 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, Keith Law

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, Keith Law

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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
Title
Smart baseball
Title remainder
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
Statement of responsibility
Keith Law
Title variation
Smart baseball
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 measurementsabermetricshas 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traditionalists, including journalists, fans, and managers, stubbornly believe that the "old" waya combination of outdated numbers and "gut" instinctis still the best way. Baseball, they argue, should be run by people, not by numbers. In this informative and provocative book, the ESPN analyst and senior baseball writer demolishes a century's worth of accepted wisdom, making the definitive case against the long-established view. Armed with concrete examples from different eras of baseball history, logic, a little math, and lively commentary, he shows how the allegiance to these numbersdating back to the beginning of the professional gameis firmly rooted not in accuracy or success, but in baseball's irrational adherence to tradition. While Law gores sacred cows, from clutch performers to RBIs to the infamous save rule, he also demystifies sabermetrics, explaining what these "new" numbers really are and why they're vital. He also considers the game's future, examining how teams are using Datafrom PhDs to sophisticated statistical databasesto build future rosters; changes that will transform baseball and all of professional sports."--Amazon.com
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Title
Smart baseball
Creator
Summary
An ESPN senior baseball writer and statistical analyst looks 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
Subject
Genre
Tone
Writing style
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10560756
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
796.35
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV877
LC item number
.L285 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
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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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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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Keith Law
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, Keith Law
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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, Keith Law
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Copyright
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Includes index
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Contents
Below average : the fundamental flaw of batting average -- Pitcher wins : one guy gets the credit for everyone else's work -- RBI : baseball's unreliable narrator -- Holtzman's folly : how the save rule has ruined baseball -- Stolen bases : crime only pays if you never get caught -- Fielding percentage : the absolute worst way to measure defense -- Bulfinch's baseball mythology : clutch hitters, lineup protection, and other things that don't exist -- OBP is life : why on-base percentage is the measure of a hitter -- The power and the glory : slugging percentage and OPS -- wOBA/WRC : the ultimate measure of the hitter (until the next one) -- ERA and the riddle of pitching vesus defense -- WPA : measuring clutch, if you must -- The black box : how baseball teams measure defense today -- No puns intended : going to WAR to value the whole player -- Applied math : looking at Hall of Fame elections using newer stats -- No trouble with the curve : how scouting works, and how the statistical revolution is changing it -- The next big thing is here, the revolution's near : MLB statcast -- The edge of tomorrow : where the future of stats might take us
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ocn952207124
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 291 pages
Isbn
9780062490223
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)952207124

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