A Pure Measure of Fielding Ability: Predictive Ultimate Zone Rating

Throughout the pre-sabermetric revolution days of baseball, the statistics that determine fielding ability (namely errors and fielding percentage) had generated much criticism of fielding stats and undeserving gold glove award winners (Derek Jeter et al), and had kept fielding ability a mystery. However, this mystery in part led to the sabermetric revolution in baseball statistics. … More A Pure Measure of Fielding Ability: Predictive Ultimate Zone Rating

A Simple Guide to Basic Sabermetrics

While the baseball community has largely advanced past the utilization of purely descriptive traditional statistics to evaluate player performance, occasionally we witness the resurrection of their futility. Pitching win-loss records have largely been debunked as a poor tool for evaluating a player’s performance, for after all, pitchers cannot control the runs their teammates produce. The … More A Simple Guide to Basic Sabermetrics

Q & A with Stephen Walters, Economic and Baseball Operations Adviser to the Baltimore Orioles

Stephen J.K. Walters is a Professor of Economics at Loyola University Maryland and a fellow of the Institute for Applied Economics at The Johns Hopkins University. He also serves as Economic Advisor to the Baltimore Orioles major league baseball team and as a visiting fellow of the Maryland Public Policy Institute. His fields of expertise … More Q & A with Stephen Walters, Economic and Baseball Operations Adviser to the Baltimore Orioles