August 25, 2015

THE TWO MOST IMPORTANT THINGS SABERMETRICS TAUGHT US...:

Moneyball 2.0: Keeping players healthy (Rick Maese August 24, 2015, Washington Post)

By combining a variety of metrics and risk factors, David Tenney, the sports science and performance manager for MLS's Seattle Sounders, feels his team has a strong understanding of probabilities. For example, he says the two biggest risk factors for injury are a previous injury and a player's age.

"So you build those two things into your model right away," he said.

...are that results are to some considerable degree a function of luck (BABIP) and health is a skill.

Posted by at August 25, 2015 7:18 PM
  

blog comments powered by Disqus
« THERE GO THOSE SWEET IHOP JOBS...: | Main | A CANDIDATE OF THE FUTURE VS ONE OF THE PAST: »