Jan 22, 2020
The Shift: Unseen Science, Gory Math, and Baseball Questions You Didn't Know to Ask
Posted by Russell A. Carleton

With its three hour long contests, 162 game seasons, and countless measurable variables, baseball is a sport which lends itself to self reflection and obsessive analysis It s a thinking game It s also a shifting game Nowhere is this evident than in the statistical revolution which has swept through the pastime in recent years, bringing metrics like WAR, OPS, and BAWith its three hour long contests, 162 game seasons, and countless measurable variables, baseball is a sport which lends itself to self reflection and obsessive analysis It s a thinking game It s also a shifting game Nowhere is this evident than in the statistical revolution which has swept through the pastime in recent years, bringing metrics like WAR, OPS, and BABIP into front offices and living rooms alike So what s on the horizon for a game that is constantly evolving Positioned at the crossroads of sabermetrics and cognitive science, The Shift Unseen Science, Gory Math, and Baseball Questions You Didn t Know to Ask alters the trajectory of both traditional and analytics based baseball thinking With a background in clinical psychology as well as experience in major league front offices, Baseball Prospectus Russell Carleton illuminates advanced statistics and challenges cultural assumptions, demonstrating along the way that data and logic need not be at odds with the human element of baseball in fact, they re inextricably intertwined Covering topics ranging from infield shifts to paradigm shifts, Carleton writes with verve, honesty, and an engaging style, inviting all those who love the game to examine it deeply and maybe a little differently Data becomes digestible intangibles are rendered not only accessible, but quantifiable Casual fans and statheads alike will not want to miss this compelling meditation on what makes baseball tick.

  • Title: The Shift: Unseen Science, Gory Math, and Baseball Questions You Didn't Know to Ask
  • Author: Russell A. Carleton
  • ISBN: 9781629375441
  • Page: 382
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Shift Unseen Science Gory Math and Baseball Questions You Didn t Know to Ask With its three hour long contests game seasons and countless measurable variables baseball is a sport which lends itself to self reflection and obsessive analysis It s a thinking game It s also


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