Infographic: How Sabermetrics Has Changed Baseball

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sabsmby Angela Guess

The Syracuse Online Business blog reports, “Though the term ‘sabermetrics’ has only been around since the early 1980s, the practice of using statistics to gain a winning edge in baseball goes back almost two centuries. As the tools of sabermetrics continue to advance, teams like the New York Yankees and Mets are becoming more adept at using analytical tools to dissect the science of winning. Sabermetrics is a science of sport. It is the empirical analysis of baseball through statistics, used to predict the performance of players, giving teams a winning edge.”

The article continues, “With the help of sabermetrics, teams can: Forecast results by making predictions based on previous data; Analyze on-field performance by recording and evaluating important aspects of play; Assist in decision-making by offering objective insights into players’ performance, matchups, and scouting prospects. Who’s a better pitcher? Where should our outfielders play? Which player is a better value for our team? Who was the greatest second baseman of all time? Thanks to sabermetrics, all of these questions can now have objective answers.”

Check out the infographic below:

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photo credit: Syracuse University

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