Harris: A sabermetric primer: understanding advanced baseball metrics

From Ben Harris at The Athletic on February 28, 2018:

In the 21st century baseball landscape — where top-down organizations and you, the fans, are more well-informed than ever before — it’s important for us to understand and embrace the sabermetric advancements impacting the game. Given both the Phillies front office and new coaching staff’s predilection for analytics, this will be even more crucial in covering the franchise this season and in the future.

The stories and human aspects of baseball are still as vital as ever. In addition to compelling reporting and insight, we aim to set our coverage apart with a keen eye toward analytics and an ability to mesh those numbers with stories that get to the heart of the game. In the current climate, many of baseball’s most interesting stories are found at the intersection of the game’s humanity and its vast statistical troves. Many fans no longer want to just know that a pitcher is pitching well, they want to know why he’s pitching well, and whether that success is sustainable, in addition to hearing the pitcher, coach and general manager’s opinions on the matter. These fans want to consume the game in a more in-depth and knowledgeable fashion.

Read the full article here: https://theathletic.com/255898/2018/02/28/a-sabermetric-primer-understanding-advanced-baseball-metrics/

Originally published: February 28, 2018. Last Updated: February 28, 2018.