What is Sabermetrics?

Bill James introduced Sabermetrics in 1980. Since then there has been countless research on his studies to find out exactly what Sabermetrics really is. There will always be different views and definitions of it but in general, Sabermetrics is just a fancy term for advanced stats in baseball. The basic stats would be the common categories such as batting average, homeruns, runs, hits, doubles, walks, strikeouts, ERA, wins, innings pitched, etc. Advanced stats would be numbers that calculate into a pitchers WHIP, a batter’s OBP, OPS +, total bases, etc. Stats of all current and former players can be found Continue reading What is Sabermetrics?