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Introduction to FanGraphs, WE and WPA

April 18, 2010 by  
Filed under New Media, Statistics and Analysis

Given that my Washington Nationals were being pummeled 11-7 by the Milwaukee Brewers on this Sunday afternoon, I thought my time would be better spent talking a little bit about FanGraphs (www.fangraphs.com) and some key statistics being used to analyze games. FanGraphs.com is a company located in Arlington, Virginia that provides statistics for every player in Major […]

Moneyball: Updated

March 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Statistics and Analysis

Earlier this month, I posted a book review on the best-selling book Moneyball by Michael Lewis.  I recently came across an article from the Sports Journal of the United States Sports Academy that attempts to statistically validate one of Moneyball’s key premises:  Drafting college prospects has a demonstrably higher chance of success than drafting high […]

Book Review: Moneyball

March 21, 2010 by  
Filed under Book Review

With the recent launching of this website, it seems only natural to review the best selling baseball book of the last decade. Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis “We take fifty guys (in the draft) and we celebrate if two of them make it.  In what other business is two […]

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