DIPS Baseball Statistic—What It Is, Why It Works

DIPS Baseball Statistic—What It Is, Why It Works

What is the DIPS baseball statistic? What does it have to do with Moneyball? The DIPS baseball statistic, or defense independent pitching statistic, is a statistical measurement developed by a paralegal named Voros McCracken. The DIPS baseball statistic offers a way to measure pitching more effectively, and it was adopted by Billy Beane and the Oakland A’s.

Baseball Sabermetrics: Can Data Create a Winning Team?

Baseball Sabermetrics: Can Data Create a Winning Team?

What are baseball sabermetrics? Did the theory of sabermetrics work for the Oakland A’s when they implemented the strategy in Moneyball? By the 2002 season, Oakland A’s General Manager Billy Beane adopted the idea of baseball sabermetrics. Sabermetrics helped the A’s redefine their team and season, and ultimately get to the playoffs. But baseball sabermetrics were not without controversy. Read about sabermetrics’ definition and Beane’s strategy for the A’s.

The Oakland A’s Playoff Games, 2002: Win Some, Lose Some

The Oakland A’s Playoff Games, 2002: Win Some, Lose Some

What happened in the Oakland A’s playoff run in 2002? Did the Oakland A’s Moneyball strategy pay off? The Oakland A’s playoffs were a chance for them to show what their team, put together by data, could do. The Oakland A’s playoffs were also a critical test for Billy Beane and Sabermetrics; with baseball insiders saying they’d never work, the playoffs were the A’s chance to prove everybody wrong.

Data Analytics in Baseball: A Game Becomes Business

Data Analytics in Baseball: A Game Becomes Business

Are there data analytics in baseball? What kind of baseball data do teams use to evaluate players and competition? Data analytics in baseball is a long-standing practice. However, the type of analytics in baseball is changing rapidly as baseball adjusts to the changing business. Here’s how data analytics in baseball were changed by Moneyball and sabermetrics.

Art Howe: A Record Season + Clashes With Billy Beane

Art Howe: A Record Season + Clashes With Billy Beane

Who was Art Howe, and what did he do in Moneyball? How did Art Howe contribute to the A’s season, and what was his relationship like with Billy Beane? Art Howe, Oakland A’s Manager, clashed with Billy Beane over the idea of sabermetrics and Beane’s over-management of the team. Art Howe was eventually hired by another ball club, but Howe’s Oakland management was both contentious and successful.