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

Rehashing the 2012 AL MVP Debate: Why Trout Deserved The Award

For decades – and even over a century – baseball had relied upon sexy statistics to quantify a player’s value to a team’s success, or lack thereof. Until the 21st century and the advent of the “Moneyball” era, the mainstream media primarily utilized statistics such as batting average, home runs, and runs batted in to … More Rehashing the 2012 AL MVP Debate: Why Trout Deserved The Award