It's fair to suggest that none of what follows matters much in fantasy baseball. At least not directly. But I believe that being exposed to new ways of analyzing player performance is never a bad thing. So here it is, our updated, sabermetric primer to assist you in evaluating player performance. Use it liberally or sparingly. That’s up to you.

SABERMETRICS DEFINED

Sabermetrics is the analysis of baseball through objective evidence focusing specifically on statistical information. The term itself is derived from the acronym SABR (Society for American Baseball Research), which comes from the group of baseball historians who were the originators of most of these “fancy math” equations (the term was coined by the most famous sabermatrician, of them all, Bill James).

HITTING 

BASE OUT PERCENTAGE (created by Barry F. Codell)  

BOP = Bases / Outs

Base Out Percentage takes into account the two main pieces of the baseball landscape: outs and bases. If the theory of the...

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