Stats

Does defense matter in baseball?

Does defense matter in baseball?
December 1, 2017 No Comments »

The headline is click bait. Of course defensive matters in baseball. Doesn’t it? I’m writing this article because I noticed strange things while browsing Baseball-Reference.com recently. From 1996 to 2003, the New York Yankees won six pennants and four World ... Read More »

The 20 Greatest Yankees of all-time according to WAR

The 20 Greatest Yankees of all-time according to WAR
October 9, 2012 3 Comments »

I don’t know nearly enough about the “guts” of WAR to know whether it’s great, good, bad, pitiful, or somewhere in between. This IS NOT an article to discuss the merits of Wins Above Replacement (WAR), it’s an article to ... Read More »

Percentage of runners driven in is an important stat that should get more attention

Percentage of runners driven in is an important stat that should get more attention
October 5, 2012 No Comments »

Some stats are complicated and controversial. (We’re looking at you WAR.) Then some statistics are so simple, so absolutely perfect in their formulation that they are beautiful. But simplicity alone doesn’t equate elegance. The stat has to mean something – ... Read More »