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FOX Sports / JABO: More real than you think


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#1 BSLChrisStoner

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 09:48 AM

FOX Sports / JABO: Fantasy baseball is more real than you think

http://www.foxsports...ou-think-022315



#2 RShack

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 07:25 AM

FOX Sports / JABO: Fantasy baseball is more real than you think

http://www.foxsports...ou-think-022315

 

The main point isn't about fantasy baseball.  The main point is that baseball-card stats appear to be better than we've been led to believe.

 

(The unfortunate part is his claim about correlation and prediction... he made the exact same mistake discussed elsewhere....)


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Posted 26 February 2015 - 09:58 AM

"A good old-fashioned box score game still does an adequate job valuing players."

This. Although I may take exception to the term "adequate."

I think people who use WAR as a crutch are silly but, generally, the guys with the highest WAR also happen to be the same guys who "old-fashioned" stat followers deem the best guys too.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 02:55 PM

"A good old-fashioned box score game still does an adequate job valuing players."

This. Although I may take exception to the term "adequate."

I think people who use WAR as a crutch are silly but, generally, the guys with the highest WAR also happen to be the same guys who "old-fashioned" stat followers deem the best guys too.

Unless WAR is overvaluing defense. Considering they clearly haven't got dWAR down it does.




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