Diamond: The Astros’ data wonk who became a minor-league coach

From Jared Diamond at the Wall Street Journal on March 28, 2018, with mention of longtime SABR member Sig Mejdal:

The data revolution that reshaped baseball and sparked innovation far beyond sports also inspired an element of distrust. In marched an army of Ivy League-educated math whizzes, whose devotion to numbers threatened to upend decades of tradition and conventional wisdom that the longtime residents of this hidebound ecosystem held dear.

The Houston Astros, the defending World Series champions, believe narrowing that chasm could afford them a competitive advantage.

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Originally published: March 29, 2018. Last Updated: March 29, 2018.