sabermetrician


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sabermetrician

Nickname for a statistician who uses computers to predict future performance of sports teams and players.
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Yet even as this critique of the existing order has gained credibility--Bill James, the most famous sabermetrician, was a best-selling author as far back as the late 1980s, while Michael Lewis's book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, which profiled one of the few general managers to take sabermetric ideas seriously, was a huge hit in 2003--sabermetricians and their ideas have made little headway with most of baseball's decision makers, who dismiss them as stat geeks and Rotisserie nerds (which, to be fair, more than a few of them are).
The more influential and effective sabermetricians have become, the more vehement the counterreaction has been.
The three metrics representing batted ball data include Defensive Runs Saved from Baseball Info Solutions, Ultimate Zone Rating developed by noted sabermetrician Mitchel Lichtman, and Runs Effectively Defended built by SABR Defensive Committee member Chris Dial.
Before two full weeks have elapsed, the hidden cost of this scheme is revealed--the minor leaguers are so traumatized by the interference that none are fit to be called up when the parent club's starting shortstop goes on the injured list, and we become the first team, known to sabermetricians, for whom more than half of the Opening Day roster is injured by May.