Advanced Stats 101

Baseball is a numbers game. This isn’t news to anyone who follows the game regularly, but for those who just want to better understand and enjoy it, the sheer math can be daunting. As more and more technology begins to find its way into how we think about the game, and how we evaluate its brightest stars, we look to advanced metrics to help us parse out a players performance to ask a simple question: Is he REALLY that good?

To help navigate this sea of algebra, we’ve created something of a beginners guide to understanding advanced analytics, so you don’t have to sit there and think to yourself “what the hell are they talking about?..”