Re: Why in the world do people say that Choo doesn't hit well against lefty?
Every organization is more or less heavily vested in sabermetrics but all of them use pretty advanced stuff today as part of their programs. They'd be incredibly stupid not to leverage the power of computers. Now, the extent of that verses scout and coaches inputs varies a lot. Even managers vary widely from guys who get pre game reports then use stat guys to spot check hunches and matchups to darn near actuarial like managers who run games with a bunch of numbers and guys who toss it out for a complete reverse strategem on occasion. I think there's little doubt tho every organization uses numbers for a lot more than just arbitration negotiations. Moneyball was about identifying undervalued yet effective skillsets and using the cost advantage to compete. It didn't mean you still didn't have toolsy players or stars in your core.