The best way would be to read baseball books, as the baseball season heads into the All-Star fracture. I started with their system that required them to world champions from three straight 100 loss seasons and this highly-rated book on the Houston Astros. Here is my review of”Astroball”
“Astroball: The New Way to Win it All” from Ben Reiter
Statistics, baseball, professional, championship, Astros Publish date:
July 10 Length:
5 of 5 stars (outstanding)
Baseball is nicely to a new era where statistical information is analyzed and used for nearly every decision a team makes, where players to draft to in which to put those players on the diamond when a batter steps into the box. While the concept began in the early 2000’s using”Moneyball”, the groundbreaking book by Michael Lewis concerning the Oakland Athletics with this strategy, the Houston Astros dug deeper into statistical evaluation and their work paid off with a World Series championship in 2017. How they got there is this publication by Sports Illustrated writer Ben Reiter’s narrative.
It is very important to note that Reiter is a Sports Illustrated writer because he wrote a cover story for the magazine at 2014 forecasting the Astros are the 2017 winners. Since the Astros suffered through their third season of more than 100 losses, it seemed outlandish at the time. On the other hand, the brain trust of general director Scott Luhnow and rocket-scientist-turned-baseball-analyst Sig Mejdal saw their strategy implemented starting in 2011 was already starting to take shape.
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