## On the Shoulders of Giants: A Compilation

So while bored today, not being clever enough to do my own analysis, I created sort of a sabermetric almanac, or whatever you'd like to call it, on a Word document and decided to post it here for everyone's perusal. Either way it covers a whole host of concepts through links to various articles I've found enjoyable and instructive over the years on Tom Tango's blog, Fangraphs, The Hardball Times, etc. I've organized it thematically, and I'll be the first to admit that its not exhaustive by any means and that perhaps it should be structured differently, or different articles should be under different headings, etc. Some of the articles are redundant in areas but they are each unique. Either way I think it's a good primer for the uninitiated and a good set of references and maybe some new information for everyone else. Enjoy:

· Statistics/Sabermetrics

o Regression

o General Statistics

§ Ball in Play (BIP) statistics

· Voros McCracken’s Introduction to Batting Average on Balls in Play (BABIP)

· BIP run values and frequencies, 2009

§ Linear Weights

· Offense

o Concepts

o Statistics

§ wOBA

§ More

o Hit f/x

· Pitching

o Concepts

o  Statistics

§ tRA

§ Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP)

o Miscellaneous

§ The League Average Pitcher

o Pitch f/x

· Defense

o Concepts

o Statistics

§ Ultimate Zone Rating (UZR)

· More explanation!

· Creator Mitchel Lichtman’s explanation (advanced)

§ Probabilistic Model of Range (PMR)

· PMR charts (through 2008)

§ John Dewan’s +/-: See The Fielding Bible Website

o Miscellaneous

· Win Probability Added (WPA)

o Leverage Index (LI)

§  Crucial Situations (Tango)

· Wins Above Replacement (WAR)

§ Pitcher win values

§  Hitter win values

· Alternate explanation

o WAR and Salary

· Game Theory

· Miscellaneous

o "Clutch"

o Chemistry

o Plate discipline

o Every single one of Dave Allen’s Fangraph’s posts because he makes incredible charts like this and this  and this

· Data & Analysis Sources

o General

o   Pitch f/x tools

·Websites to know

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