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Practicing sabermetrics : putting the science of baseball statistics to work

Author: Gabriel B Costa; Michael R Huber; John T Saccoman
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sabermetrics uses algebra to expand on statistics and measure a player's value to his team and how he ranks among players of different eras. The mathematical models in this book, a follow-up to Understanding Sabermetrics (2008), define the measures, supply examples, and provide practice problems for readers --Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gabriel B Costa; Michael R Huber; John T Saccoman
ISBN: 9780786441778 0786441771
OCLC Number: 368031972
Description: viii, 232 : illustrations pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. What Is Sabermetrics and What Does It Do? --
2. Traditional Offensive Statistics: Hitting and Base-Stealing --
3. Traditional Defensive Statistics: Pitching and Fielding --
4. Relativity and Normalization --
5. Park Factors --
6. Runs Created --
7. Win Shares --
8. Linear Weights Batting Runs --
9. Linear Weights Pitching Runs --
10. Linear Weights Fielding and Base-Stealing Runs --
11. WHIP and Similar Statistics --
12. Weighted Pitcher's Rating --
13. Base-Out Percentage and Total Average --
14. OPS, POP and the SLOB --
15. Total Power Quotient --
16. Isolated Power, Power Factor and Power Average --
17. Power-Speed Number --
18. Range Factor --
19. Hoban Effectiveness Quotient --
20. Equivalence Coefficient --
21. Predicting with the Use of Regression --
22. Higher Mathematics Used in Sabermetrics --
23. Potpourri --
Appendix A. Abbreviations and Formulas --
Appendix B. League Traditional Statistics and ABF Values --
Appendix C. Technological Notes --
Appendix D. Sabermetrics in the Classroom.
Responsibility: Gabriel B. Costa, Michael R. Huber, and John T. Saccoman.

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Baseball fans are often passionate about statistics, but true numbers fanatics want to go beyond the 'baseball card' stats and make comparisons through other objective means. This book uses algebra  Read more...

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