A Sabermetrics Video Unlike Any You’ve Seen

By Erik Malinowski

Sabermetrics, the study and analysis of advanced baseball statistics, is not for everyone. It really does take a special kind of fan to devote time to this endlessly informative and often maddeningly difficult science to master.

Luckily, we’ve got you covered. Today, we’ll go over easier-to-grasp concepts called FIP, or Fielding Independent Pitching. It’s designed to isolate just how effective a pitcher is and to take outside fielders out of the equation (so to speak). To further illustrate what we’re looking at, let’s check in with the folks at The Hardball Times, which has a glossary for such terminology: …

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