A review of sabermetric stats related to on base percentage.
First up, we've got the climactic conclusion of Sunday's affair, as Brian Bogusevic, a lefty, laced a single through the right side against Rex Brothers, also a lefty. This was Bogey's first at-bat against a lefty in seemingly forever, which was notable in itself.
Why should I be looking at Chris Johnson again? Well, he's not only going to be the starting third baseman, but he's also retooled his swing to take advantage of the gaps better. He's seen success this spring, but the question I asked above remains
There's not many statistical concepts that completely throw what happens between the lines away for the cold, hard power of numbers. Oh, you're guy made adjustments at the plate? Show me a month's worth of data before I'll believe it. Oh, he's in the best shape of his life? Let's see how he's throwing in July.
What's the biggest mistake people can make with the new repository of statistical analysis out there? Confusing which statistics will tell us how a player will do in the future and how he's done in the past.