Basic Sabermetrics

Beyond the Box Score guide to box scores

We call our blog "Beyond the Box Score," so how do we look beyond the box score?

How hitters earn free bases: the anatomy of a walk

Post Moneyball, drawing a walk has been a treasured skill, at least for teams not named the Kansas City Royals. What are the different ways hitters manifest this skill?

Basic Sabermetrics: WAR

No statistic seems to create more confusion, discussion, and aggravation than wins above replacement (WAR). There are plenty of misconceptions to clear up about the framework for one (or three) of baseball's most-discussed metrics.

What does it mean to be average?

A ton of analysis is done based on league average players. Well, what was a league average player in 2013?

Basic Sabermetrics: WPA

Continuing the Basic Sabermetrics series, we're looking at a statistic used to examine the story of a game: Win Probability Added.

Basic Sabermetrics: FIP

As part of BtBS's mission to bring objective analysis to the masses, we're introducing our Basic Sabermetrics series! We start with Fielding Independent Pitching.

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