Keith Law - Smart Baseball & Jay Jaffe - The Cooperstown Casebook

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Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

In this thorough and accessible primer on sabermetrics, Law, a senior baseball writer for ESPN Insider and an analyst for ESPN's Baseball Tonight, uses a winning combination of anecdotes, logic, clear explanations, and examples from games throughout the sport’s history to expose the flaws in the old orthodoxies that have hindered America’s pastime for too long. Replacing the inefficient save rule, clutch performers, and RBIs with W stats— WOBA (weighted on-base average), WRC (weighted runs created), WPA (win probability added), and WAR (wins above replacement)—Law shows how big data is helping teams win and changing how players are valued. Law will be in conversation with Jay Jaffe, a contributing baseball writer for FanGraphs and the author of the upcoming The Cooperstown Casebook.

 

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Smart Baseball: The Story Behind the Old Stats That Are Ruining the Game, the New Ones That Are Running It, and the Right Way to Think About Baseball Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062490230
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - March 13th, 2018

The Cooperstown Casebook: Who's in the Baseball Hall of Fame, Who Should Be In, and Who Should Pack Their Plaques Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9781250071217
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Thomas Dunne Books - July 25th, 2017

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