Advanced Metrics

BABIP Primer + A New Look at xBABIP

Let us discuss the concept of Batting Average on Balls In Play, or BABIP.  In simplest terms, a player’s BABIP is his batting average while ignoring strikeouts and home runs. Why ignore those? B... Read More...

Defensive metrics and Eugenio Suarez

Baseball has been a game of numbers and keeping stats from the start. The New York Morning News printed the first baseball box score in 1845. Other newspapers followed suit with printed tables of statistics aft... Read More...