New (and Great) Sabermetric Resources

Those familiar with this site probably know who Graham MacAree is. If not, his dossier reads something like this:

– Inventor of tRA (and subsequently tERA)
– Writes at Lookout Landing
– Uses diction like he salutes the Union Jack while singing along to God Save the Queen

It’s time to add another bullet to that list. Graham is now playing the role of the ice cream man and giving us a different flavor of sabermetric goodness on a daily basis over at LL. The complete archive of the aptly named Sabermetrics 101 feature can be found here, with the most recent post covering financial and roster constraints. The work is top-notch as the posts aren’t too detailed or long, but provide enough information and knowledge to understand what the heck the topic means.

Graham’s series isn’t the only primer set in town, though. My former colleague – and one of the new sabermetrics-orientated writers whose future I’m geeked about – Steve Slowinski rolled out the Sabermetric Library. This is the link to Slowinski’s introduction of the site and here is a direct link to the Library. Basically, any stat from this site that you can think of has a page with details, links, and even some illustrations through tables.

I’d also recommend Alex Remington’s fantastic series on Big League Stew and Michael Jong’s series of posts, too. Purple Row has also featured some excellent primers and just recently this meta-primer on wOBA popped up throughout the land. Appreciate the work put forth by these folks. Not just for our purposes, but for the next baseball fan yearning to take a dip into the sabermetrics’ side of the pool but with no concept of where to begin.

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  1. Steve Slow says:

    Thanks for the publicity RJ. There’s been a huge push in saber-ed articles these past couple weeks, with Graham’s really setting the bar. I hope we can keep this stuff accessible to people; the more accessible the stats are, the more people are going to start listening to them.

    If anyone has ideas on how I can improve the Library, feel free to email me or post something on the site. It’s definitely still a work in progress.

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  2. Jeff Nye says:

    Man, you’re going to inflate Graham’s ego even more.

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  3. Michael says:

    Thanks for the link, R.J., glad to see you liked some of the work. It’s a shame I don’t run Intro anymore, as the workload was just out of my reach with MM and actual schoolwork. That having been said, I do want to open up a smaller, less full-time-ish blog for primers and that kind of stuff.

    Not to go all self-promotion on you guys, but In the meantime, I direct those of you who may be interested in that kind of stuff to the Saber-Terms series <a href=""here. I’m trying to update with one article on a week on this stuff, and should be hitting defense in WAR this week.

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  4. RockiesMagicNumber says:

    Dear RJ,


    Thanks for the links. I post as Andrew Martin on PR now, but I've been historically known as RockiesMagicNumber.

    I posted some very generalized primers on the batting and pitching metrics I like to cite in my SBN sig, but if you cruise back through the CR archives, we've touched on wOBA (courtesy of Andrew Fisher, aka Poseidon's Fist – he covered me while I was in Toronto for the WBC), FIP, tRA, WPA, VORP (basically just the concept of Runs Created, people specifically asked for VORP), BABIP, and most importantly, classic Scorekeeping.

    Again, thanks for the shoutout, RJ!

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