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November 26, 2007

Learning from Sabermetrics

Posted by Eli in Baseball, Books

Statistical analysis of baseball is far more advanced than its basketball counterpart. But we can use that to our advantage by learning from the work done in baseball and applying it to the context of basketball. Of course not everything transfers directly due to the differing natures of the games, but more often than not the ideas, theories and methods used to analyze baseball can be adopted to some use in basketball.

To that end, I’ve been reading a lot of sabermetric work recently, even though I really have no interest in learning in just which base/out states it makes sense to lay down a sacrifice bunt. I’d like to recommend some of the books and websites that I’ve found to be great sources of ideas.

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