Re: Farhan Zaidi on hitter/pitcher sample sizes
Originally Posted by dougdirt
Something that a lot of managers often use to justify a guy playing on a given day is that they "have success" against a particular pitcher.
While there are a lot of other things from this fantastic article on Farhan Zaidi, director of Oakland Athletics Baseball Operations, this one stood out to me because it isn't something you see discussed much.
I would highly suggest reading the entire article. Some real interesting things in there.
"This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner