Sabermetric Primers

I Like the Way You WERC It: An Intermediate Step into the DIPS Theory

How do we get people beyond traditional ERA into more advanced statistics that separate defense from pitching? Presenting a stat that is the perfect bridge between old and new.

When Do 10 Runs Not Equal a Win? Baseball Databank Data Dump 2.2

It's standard in baseball analysis to say that 10 marginal runs typically converts to one win. But that hasn't always been the case, and given the drop in scoring in 2010, is it still?

The Genesis of wWAR

Readers of these fine pages know that I've been all wrapped up in a little thing I like to call wWAR (or, Weighted WAR) lately. Reader Chris Levy sent me an email asking about wWAR, so I figured I...

The Importance of an Effective Fastball

What is a good fastball? How can certain pitchers thrive upon pitching rather than just throwing

Custom wOBA and Linear Weights Through 2010: Baseball Databank Data Dump 2.1

In response to overwhelming demand (ahem), here are are customized weights from 1871-2010 for calculating hitter value with linear weights.

Interview with Mark Simon, ESPN Researcher and Writer - Pt. 2

For those missed it, as a part of our saber-education series here, I interviewed Mark Simon from ESPN this past week on his perspective on making sabermetrics and writing / reporting mesh. You can...

Interview with Mark Simon, ESPN Researcher and Writer - Pt. 1

Mark Simon is a man of many hats: he's researcher at ESPN, a writer at ESPNNY.com and the ESPN Stats and Info Blog, and a constant advocate for sabermetrics. While writing for a very mainstream...

Saber Education: Giving Thanks Back

Saber Education: Giving Thanks Back - a quick glance at how saberists can give simple answers to sometimes complex questions.

Answering The "Elevator Question": It's Not About The Stats

For those that missed it last week, we're beginning a series on sabermetrics and education. I hesitate to call it a "Saber 101" course since we'll be focusing on a slightly different topic: how...

A Primer on Primers: Beginning the Discussion on Sabermetric Education

A Primer on Primers: Beginning the Discussion on Sabermetric Education

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