Originally Posted by dougdirt
Brandon McCarthy and Javier Lopez spoke at a recent SABR conference about the player side of analytics. This quote from McCarthy is kind of disheartening, when asked about Stats in the Clubhouse:
You can download the entire presentation at the link above. It is just over an hour long.
Did this surprise you? I'd be shocked if more than 2 players a team understood anything beyond the newspaper box score. IQ in clubhouses isn't exactly too high, and many times even the smart ones don't want to know some of that stuff because it may"get in their head."