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03-06-2013, 11:40 PM
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I don't think even the best "analytical" front offices in any sport have a model that they use to determine the value of players. That's stuff for the internet to sell subscriptions. From what I understand about the way that teams like the Tampa Bay Rays and the Houston Rockets work is that they use certain statistical measures to identify interesting players and then have their scouts concentrate on those guys (whether they are prospects or on another professional league) to get a better picture of what they can bring to the table.

I'm just glad to hear that they are actually doing work in this area. It's a field that the Vancouver Canucks have basically had to themselves for the last 5 years and only now do you hear about (some) other teams looking into it.

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