Sabermetrics For Beginners Part III: The Plus Sign

95, 129, and 136, baby.

For our newest installment of SFB, I’d like to introduce you to two of the most deceptively simple and useful statistics, Adjusted On-Base Plus Slugging (OPS+) and Adjusted Earned Run Average (ERA+).

These two stats are used to show a player’s performance, either in hitting or pitching, as . . . → Read More: Sabermetrics For Beginners Part III: The Plus Sign

Episode 6: WAR Games

Episode 6: WAR Games is out!

In the sixth episode, Thomas and Danny explain some of the stats oft-quoted on the podcast, and give a preview of the probable 2011 Padres starting rotation.

Check it out on iTunes, or on the RSS feed. We look forward to your feedback, either by . . . → Read More: Episode 6: WAR Games

Sabermetrics For Beginners Part 1: The “Slash” Line

When Thomas and I first started dreaming podcast-related thoughts, we hoped to have listeners who were fans of the San Francisco Giants Baseball Club, not necessarily fans who had advanced mathematical and statistical training. That said, on the podcast we’ve been throwing out stats left and right, and some of them bear explaining.

First of . . . → Read More: Sabermetrics For Beginners Part 1: The “Slash” Line