SaberSphere 05/29: Fielding Metrics, The Next MLB City and Wacha

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Fielding metrics are accepted as flawed stats. When looking at career numbers across them, what are the outliers? There are small MLB markets competing to be the next host of a franchise. Can they overcome the odds? All this and a quick write up on a top prospect, Michael Wacha, in today's SaberSphere.

Fielding metrics have always been considered flawed but yet many still use them as primary evaluators of defense. Expanding the sample size to career numbers, it's intriguing to see the differences amongst the many metrics. This week, Michael Wacha, one of the best pitching prospects in all of baseball, will be making his MLB debut. Tomorrow at 8:15 PM against the Royals. Mark your calendars.

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