Originally Posted by Vottomatic
Ugh. Guess I'm gonna have to move in to the present and catch up on on the new stats. I'm old school and have always liked it that way. Never saw why the new stats added much.
Not trying to be combative, but I'm curious what old school numbers you use and what stats you would consider new? There are new numbers that are useless and old numbers that are still pretty meaningful and vice versa.
I think the biggest misunderstanding about numbers w/respect to baseball is the two fold uses. Are you trying to explain what happened or are you trying to predict how valuable a player will likely be in the future. There a big chasm between those two uses.
That's a place to start. Oh, and good for you for trying to learn something.