BDD: Statistics Are Not Like Bikinis

At Baseball Daily Digest, I try to clear up some of the confusion in the stats/scouts debate.

Additionally, Sabermetrics — contrary to the claims of many who don’t trust it — is not adhered to religiously. Just because PECOTA says Matt Wieters is going to smoke some American League pitching doesn’t mean that he is, in fact, going to smoke some American League pitching. We can choose to accept what various analyses say, or we can reject them.

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  1. Ernie

    June 22, 2009 04:14 PM

    The only problem I have with advanced statistics is, I wish I knew how they were calculated (Vorp, Warp, EQA, ect). We know how every other statistic is calculated, why not the advanced ones? ( I know, holding your copyright and what not, but I would still like to know how these are calculated.)

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