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11-17-2012, 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Montecristo View Post
I always thought Sabremeticians preached WAR and UZR and all that incalcuable head ache inducing math? OBP has been around forever. maybe they just emphasize it more then others do?
You need to also understand WHY Sabremeticians emphasize OBP. Of all of the "major" stats, OBP most closely correlates to run production. i.e., the teams with the highest OBPs overwhelmingly tend to score the most runs.

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