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October 12, 2009

Wayne Winston’s ‘Mathletics’

Filed under: MLB — The Wizard @ October 12, 2009 4:07 pm
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In his new book, Mathletics, Winston details his method of calculating the degree to which a player increases or decreases his team’s chances of winning. Winston and his team developed a point system to determine how many more or fewer victories a player will contribute than the average player. … The Sox suffered similar woes at the plate (six points worse than the average team), and their troubles were compounded by a lackluster performance in the field (four points worse than the average team). But the Sox thrived on the mound, and Thornton made the biggest contribution to the team. …

BTW, here’s Tango’s thread and link to Winston’s Mathletics book.

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