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Rate stats vs. Counting stats. What makes a better pitcher, ERA or Wins?

There is certainly a place for counting stats, and unfortunately for too many people who get paid money to comment on sports, these are the only stats that matter to them. Look at Trae Young for what a foolish obsession with counting stats will get you.

The sports world has made a place for advanced stats, but only because they are quite valuable as a predictive tool. Look at the Vegas lines and the heavy correlation with predictions on sites like KenPom, and you'll see why people pay attention to KenPom.

This really started in baseball, and the mixed victory of Billy Beane's approach has given way to defeated curses in Boston and Chicago (drunken white people version) by the use of advanced stats.

Advanced stats are almost always based on calculating the rate something might occur, which is more useful than just saying, "Dis guy he got 85 RBIs, and dis guy, him hit 91 RBIs, so he betta." Not that I am biased against the troglodytes who can't think beyond counting stats. ;^)

(In response to this post by RC67)

Posted: 02/15/2018 at 2:56PM


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Just looked at the ACC statistical leaders, -- RC67 02/15/2018 2:20PM
  I'll go with media bias for $100...fake stats ** -- demarn 02/15/2018 4:20PM
  No, the stats are real. They're just immaterial. ** -- Sabre Rattler 02/15/2018 4:22PM
  Kyle leads the conference in 3pt FGM at 71. ** -- Hoobyodaddy 02/15/2018 4:15PM
  We play as a team ** -- rd280z 02/15/2018 3:54PM
  Unbalanced schedule!!!! ** -- GoochlandHoo 02/15/2018 3:53PM
  Re: Just looked at the ACC statistical leaders, -- builtbadgers 02/15/2018 3:39PM
  The only one that matters. ** -- TriplHoo 02/15/2018 3:42PM
  The ultimate trash talk ender - "Scoreboard!" ** -- HowieT3 02/15/2018 3:40PM
  Balance ** -- T Room Cav 02/15/2018 3:11PM
  Means we share the rock! ** -- zeeoldhoo 02/15/2018 3:02PM
  Rate stats vs. Counting stats. What makes a better pitcher, ERA or Wins? -- Warrior Wahoo Wolverine 02/15/2018 2:56PM
  Trick question, neither, its xFIP ** -- HooStu 02/15/2018 3:14PM
  In advanced stats, UVa has some leaders -- Toolie92 02/15/2018 2:56PM
  Means we play team ball ** -- hooville1 02/15/2018 2:56PM
  Pacist ** -- Elliott946 02/15/2018 2:50PM
  Team Power ** -- HiltonHeadHoo 02/15/2018 2:38PM
  Now you're playing with Power! ** -- jdubforwahoowa 02/15/2018 2:43PM
  We should be in 6th place after all ? ** -- Quaker 02/15/2018 2:37PM
  That we are b4b :) ** -- Hoo_ps 02/15/2018 2:31PM
  p2p ** -- Trigon 02/15/2018 3:00PM
  The team stats are more fun! ** -- HooInDE 02/15/2018 2:31PM
  Look at the standings ** -- 96hoo 02/15/2018 2:28PM
  Pace ** -- HooWorldOrder 02/15/2018 2:22PM
  ...and Balance ** -- Cav113 02/15/2018 2:24PM
  +1 ** -- RC67 02/15/2018 2:40PM
  Big conference with a lot of players ** -- HooInDE 02/15/2018 2:28PM

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