Published on February 13th, 2014 | by Travis Korte0
The Sabermetric Revolution, by Benjamin Baumer and Andrew Zimbalist
Although baseball analytics—known as sabermetrics—captured the popular imagination following the publication of the bestseller Moneyball in 2003, that book only presented a case study of a successful analytics deployment. The Sabermetric Revolution: Assessing the Growth of Analytics in Baseball, by former New York Mets sabermetrician Benjamin Baumer and sports economist Andrew Zimbalist, chronicles the history of other such initiatives, offers insight into the future of the field, and provides an accessible primer to some of the math behind sabermetrics. The authors conclude that as the use of sabermetrics expands, teams will have to innovate with new methods and approaches to gain ever more insights from player data.