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Archive for September, 2012

The last decade has seen a statistical revolution in sports, where new, smarter measures of player performance in baseball, football, or soccer are replacing more traditional stats. Often known as “sabermetrics” in tribute to the Society for American Baseball Research, advanced statistics such as VORP, BABIP, and FIPS try to more accurately quantify a player’s performance, while forecasting tools such as PECOTA try to predict their future. While imperfect, these stats have given general managers new tools to decide which players to sign to long-term contracts and which to release. (more…)

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ScaleOut is a blog about computational research produced by the Computation Institute and written by Rob Mitchum. Regular posting will begin soon.

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