August, 2016

 

Continuing a Discussion on the New Generation of Baseball Statistics

Sabermetrics for hitters is a lot more fun than such esoteric stats for pitchers.  Today I would like to discuss a couple of sabermetrics that relate to batters and then discuss my ideal baseball thinking for offence. BABIP BABIP is a stat that describes a player’s value on balls he has put into play.  It discounts home runs which I don’t understand but it correctly also discounts walks, hit by pitcher, catcher’s interference, and it does take into account sacrifice flies.  Sacrifice bunts are also discounted because they are buntsRead More