Baseball Between the Numbers

Baseball Between the Numbers In The Numbers Obsessed Sport Of Baseball, Statistics Don T Merely Record What Players, Managers, And Owners Have Done Properly Understood, They Can Tell Us How The Teams We Root For Could Employ Better Strategies, Put Effective Players On The Field, And Win Games The Revolution In Baseball Statistics That Began In The 1970s Is A Controversial Subject That Professionals And Fans Alike Argue Over Without End Despite This Fundamental Change In The Way We Watch And Understand The Sport, No One Has Written The Book That Reveals, Across Every Area Of Strategy And Management, How The Best Practitioners Of Statistical Analysis In Baseball People Like Bill James, Billy Beane, And Theo Epstein Think About Numbers And The Game Baseball Between The Numbers Is That Book In Separate Chapters Covering Every Aspect Of The Game, From Hitting, Pitching, And Fielding To Roster Construction And The Scouting And Drafting Of Players, The Experts At Baseball Prospectus Examine The Subtle, Hidden Aspects Of The Game, Bring Them Out Into The Open, And Show Us How Our Favorite Teams Could Win Games This Is A Book That Every Fan, Every Follower Of Sports Radio, Every Fantasy Player, Every Coach, And Every Player, At Every Level, Can Learn From And Enjoy. If you don t know much about baseball, but you re looking for a book to help you gain a better understanding of the sport, this is NOT the place to start This is a book for a pretty advanced baseball enthusiast, someone who not only likes baseball, but is also generally interested in economics and thinking about numbers It is a collection of essays, each dealing with a different topic, but using the same techniques to analyze how we understand what we are seeing when we watch a baseball game If you don t know much about baseball, but you re looking for a book to help you gain a better understanding of the sport, this is NOT the place to start This is a book for a pretty advanced baseball enthusiast, someone who not only likes baseball, but is also generally interested in economics and thinking about numbers It is a collection of essays, each dealing with a different topic, b
baseball between the numbers, and sabermetric analysis of the game in general, has many proponents, but is not without its fair share of detractors through advanced statistical examination regression analysis, correlation studies, algorithms, etc , there are many that believe baseball can beclearly understood with the implications being that individual player talent can beaccurately defined, and, thus, managers can use this information to increase the overall success of their res baseball between the numbers, and sabermetric analysis of the game in general, has many proponents, but is not without
At the risk of over generalization and dredging up Moneyball arguments, I think baseball fans generally fall into three categories stat heads, traditionalists for lack of a better term , and those who are somewhere in between This book aims for those who are somewhere in between.If you re a stat head, this book presents nothing new You ll probably still find it interesting, but you ll be wanting a deeper explanation behind the numbers and probably be frustrated by the simplification of some At the risk of over generalization and dredging up Moneyball arguments, I think baseball fans generally fall into three categories stat heads, traditionalists for lack of a better term , and those who are somewhere in between This book aims for those who are somewhere in between.If you re a stat head, this book presents nothing new You ll probably still find it interesting, but you ll be wanting a deeper explanation behind the numbers and probably be frustrated by the simplification of some of the findings and concepts.If you re a traditionalist, don t bother with this book My brother is one of those people who defends the NL s lack of a DH by arguing that it s somehow a purer and better version of the game I loaned this book to him and he couldn t make it through a single essay before he just shut down and started arguing with me about clutchness not being quantifiable and how numbers can t tell you what s going to
I don t think that everything I knew about the game was wrong but this was most definitely an interesting read As a baseball junkie and die hard Dodger fan I occasionally found myself in a debate with the authors Whether this is due to me leaning towards baseball traditionalists or simply data interpretation, these debates were entertaining nonetheless The fact that the book was written in 2006 also provides an interesting perspective on steroid usage and the use of sabermetrics in general I I don t think that everything I knew about the game was wrong but this was most definitely an interesting read As a baseball junkie and die hard Dodger fan I occasionally found myself in a debate with the authors Whether this is due to me leaning towards baseball traditionalists or simply data interpretation
While much has changed in baseball since even 2006 when this book was published including the return of the pitcher, fewer steroid fueled home runs, and an increased focus on fielding one of the most important developments has been the continued rise of statistical analysis in front office decision making.In 2006, several clubs still held out against the crucial statistical terms discussed in this book, such as value over replacement level, on base percentage, PECOTA, sample size, true outcome While much has changed in baseball since even 2006 when this book was published including the return of the pitcher, fewer steroid fueled home runs, and an increased focus on fielding one of the most important developments has
One of the essential books for thinking baseball fans, Baseball Between the Numbers is a compendium of thoughtful and thought provoking essays on multiple aspects of baseball s conventional wisdom The team at Baseball Prospectus tackles everything from the economics of a new stadium to the relative value of 100 RBI, the most effective ways to use a closer, four vs five man pitching rotations, and everything in between.The opinions are all backed up with solid numbers, and the authors are ver One of the essential books for thinking baseball fans, Baseball Between the Numbers is a compendium of
This book should have been right up my alley It is about baseball, numbers, and trying to disprove find the truth in well accepted beliefs Given that, it is the only book I think i have ever started and not finished, except for maybe anything by Willaim Burroughs maybe one day I ll try Naked Lunch again but but I am 0 for 2 in getting past page 10.Anyway, the authors put forth interesting analysis but their writing is uneven to
I found it very interesting even though I hate baseball I feel like they went easy on Bonds though But of course, anything short of poisoning him and burying the body in OJ Simpson s old lawn in Brentwood the
A total stats geek s wet dream about baseball This anthology of articles about statistical analysis of baseball players and strategy debunks a century s worth of misconceptions Each article in the book
Do you think Derek Jeter is the best shortstop ever Do you just love small ball Still evaluating pitchers on their win loss record Do you like your favorite player because everyone thinks he is gritty First of all, you should finish your Cheerios Then, you should read this book.

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  • Paperback
  • 518 pages
  • Baseball Between the Numbers
  • Jonah Keri
  • English
  • 03 February 2018
  • 0465005470