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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 compared to the league average in each stat and compensating for that player’s ballpark.

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Sabermetrics for Beginners Part II: The Violent Stats

For those of you who have already listened to Episode 6 of the podcast, yes, I know that konnichiwa means “good afternoon,” and not “thank you for listening to our podcast.” Language has never been Thomas’ strong suit, so please forgive him. We felt a shout out to our Japanese listeners was in order after seeing this, a Japanese language podcast directory listing our podcast, and about 88.8% of our podcast’s total downloads have come from Japan, so I guess there’s nothing I can say except for “ポッドキャストを聞いてくれてありがとう”, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart.

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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 commenting here on the blog, emailing us at giantspod@gmail.com, or our Twitter feed.


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