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Clubhouse Spread: links served cold - 9/27/19

“Players” not “assets”; when OBP fails; win expectancy research

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The Hardball Times | Allison McCague: We’re all guilty of using the word “asset” to describe living, breathing human beings. McCague serves a necessary reminder that baseball players are people, and the way we discuss them should reflect that.

Baseball Prospectus | Rob Mains ($): If you had to pick one back-of-the-baseball-card stat to measure offense, on base percentage is a decent way to go... except when it isn’t. Mains finds a weird statistical anomaly.

Walk Like a Sabermetrician | Brandon Heipp: Heipp details fascinating research on his Enby system, which analyzes how efficient a team clusters runs to maximize win expectancy.