An Introduction to the Science of Baseball Statistics, 2d ed.
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About the Book
Interest in Sabermetrics has increased dramatically in recent years as the need to better compare baseball players has intensified among managers, agents and fans, and even other players. The authors explain how traditional measures—such as Earned Run Average, Slugging Percentage, and Fielding Percentage—along with new statistics—Wins Above Average, Fielding Independent Pitching, Wins Above Replacement, the Equivalence Coefficient and others—define the value of players. Actual player statistics are used in developing models, while examples and exercises are provided in each chapter. This book serves as a guide for both beginners and those who wish to be successful in fantasy leagues.
About the Author(s)
Gabriel B. Costa, Michael R. Huber and John T. Saccoman
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018
Book Reviews & Awards
Reviews of the first edition:
- “Intriguing title”—Choice
- “Three university math professors have collaborated to lead neophyte baseball fans into the science of baseball statistics, especially toward an understanding of Sabermetrics…the new popular calculations are made comprehensible and inviting”—Sports Collectors Digest.