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Robinson Cano #22 of the Seattle Mariners hits an RBI single against the Colorado Rockies during the fifth inning of the spring-training game at Peoria Stadium on March 3, 2014 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: How Runs Lead To Wins, From A Sabermetrics Perspective

Bill James gave us what can be considered as the “seminal” model for sabermetrics when he wrote about Runs Created (RC).

03/06/2014

Justin Verlander (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: One Man’s Opinion — Why The Tigers Needed To Keep Verlander

Overall, the Tigers should be very satisfied with hanging onto Verlander for at least another five years. Although the price tag was high, he is a vital contributor to the team’s success.

04/01/2013

Jim Johnson (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: The Total Average Concept

All the hype of batting statistics does not answer the question of Orioles success according to the TTAw concept of sabermetrics. The numbers never lie.

03/26/2013

Adam Dunn (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Do More Home Runs Actually Lead To More Wins?

A home run obviously generates runs as quickly as possible from a given at-bat, but might it be the case that teams that strive for too many home runs actually hurt their overall run production?

03/04/2013

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: 300 + 300 = A Very Small Number

Stuart Cooke is a college baseball player and is presently taking a course on sabermetrics. He is also our By The Numbers guest blogger this week. As you will see, he discusses a pretty exclusive club.

02/11/2013

Justin Verlander (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: A Closer Look At Pitcher Efficiency Average

A relatively new statistic that has come up through sabermetrical circles is known as Pitcher Efficiency Average (PEA), which helps compare and rank pitchers based on efficiency.

02/05/2013

Barry Bonds (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Controversial Stats Give Reason To Doubt Fairness

Mr. Jacob Carpenter is another student presently taking a course on sabermetrics. In this installment of By The Numbers, he doesn’t mince words as he looks at some “controversial” numbers.

01/29/2013

Billy Beane (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Breaking Down The Development Of Sabermetrics In Baseball

Accumulations, assessments, averages, comparisons, listings and rankings have practically been with us from when the first pitch was thrown to the first batter on that first diamond.

01/03/2013

Babe Ruth (credit: Nick Laham/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Introducing Baseball’s Cumulative Base Proficiency (CBP)

I picked sixteen giants of the game, using the following career statistics: At-bats (AB), walks (W), total bases (TB), stolen bases (SB), caught stealing (CS) and hit-by-pitch (HP).

12/10/2012

Bruce Bochy (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: What Do We Do Now That Baseball Season Is Over?

When Miguel Cabrera took strike three from Sergio Romo at Comerica Park on Sunday night, the World Series was completed. The National Pastime was immediately suspended, as happens every fall until pitchers and catchers return next spring. So now what?

10/29/2012

Sandlot Stats: Learning Statistics with Baseball (Credit: http://www.sandlotstats.com/)

By The Numbers: A Review Of ‘Sandlot Stats’

In this issue of By The Numbers, we review a book which has just been released. The text, titled “Sandlot Stats: Learning Statistics with Baseball,” was authored by Dr. Stanley Rothman, a mathematics professor at Quinnipiac University.

10/15/2012

American League MVP candidates Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout (credits: Thearon W. Henderson, Tim Umphrey/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Cabrera Vs. Trout — Sorting Through The Great 2012 AL MVP Debate

Both Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout have had historic 2012 seasons, but only one can take home the AL MVP.

10/04/2012

(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Collusion – A Look Back

Collusion, in the words of Fay Vincent, was “the most egregious breaking of trust in baseball history… it destroyed any chance of civility on the part of the players.”

05/09/2012

Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: The Myth Of The Contract Year Phenomenon

Is the contract year phenomenon really was what it claims to be, and not a collection of outliers that linked together to make a good story?

04/18/2012

Albert Pujols (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

By The Numbers: Albert Pujols Is Worth His Astronomical Contract

Throughout this offseason, baseball has seen some dramatic moves and major free agents signing large contracts with new teams, such as Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder. And that begs the question: Is Pujols really worth all the money he got from the Angels?

03/19/2012

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