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Graph of the Week: Base Running, Player Comps, and Pitcher Talent Distribution


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General guidelines for review are after the jump. Click the thumbnails to see full versions of each chart.


General Critical Review of Sabermetric Graph Guidelines

1. Can you read it? Is it legible, easy to read? Things like fonts, color choices, labeling and organization should be noted here.

2. Can you understand it? Does it make sense? If the point of making a quality graph is the ability to tell a story with pictures, then the goal of a grapher is to make the subject easier to understand. This is especially important in a field like sabermetrics.

3. Does it stand alone? How much explanation does the visual require? Usually the less explanation needed, the more effective the visual. That means that the best graphs can stand alone, letting the image speak for itself, or it could drive home the point of the article in which it was included.