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OilCan
03-29-04, 10:20 PM
I thought this would be an appropriate first thread. Basically, this is a link to BP's "Basics" archives. The Basics cover sabermetrics in general. Since I think this forum is intended in part for people to learn about sabermetrics, this link can provide a good introduction. There's good explanations of support-neutral stats, EqA, measuring pitcher usage, etc.

http://premium.baseballprospectus.com/archive.php?mode=action&column=31

bigteethkeith
03-29-04, 10:44 PM
http://baseballprospectus.com/current/

Here's were BP has a bunch of interesting stats.

Rich
03-29-04, 11:01 PM
BP Glossary of stats:

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/cards/glossary.shtml#eqa

RhodyYanksFan
03-30-04, 02:11 PM
does BP use sabermetrics, or did they come up with their own kind/style of analysis based on the classic Bill James sabermetrics?

NicktheStick36
03-30-04, 02:30 PM
Sabermetrics is the scientific analysis of baseball.

So the answer to your questions are "yes".

WiffleWOOD
03-30-04, 02:30 PM
Originally posted by RhodyYanksFan
does BP use sabermetrics, or did they come up with their own kind/style of analysis based on the classic Bill James sabermetrics?

sabermetrics is just a term, it's not any defined set of statistics. BP uses both sabermetrics established by Bill James (win shares, runs created, etc), and some of their own (like VORP - value over replacement).

They also use a bunch of metrics for their projection system, PECOTA.


you can find out about all of those on the Basics page.