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The Resource The MVP machine : how baseball's new nonconformists are using data to build better players, Ben Lindbergh & Travis Sawchik

The MVP machine : how baseball's new nonconformists are using data to build better players, Ben Lindbergh & Travis Sawchik

Label
The MVP machine : how baseball's new nonconformists are using data to build better players
Title
The MVP machine
Title remainder
how baseball's new nonconformists are using data to build better players
Statement of responsibility
Ben Lindbergh & Travis Sawchik
Title variation
Most Valuable Player machine
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"[T]he Moneyball era is over. Fifteen years after Michael Lewis brought the Oakland Athletics' groundbreaking team-building strategies to light, every front office takes a data-driven approach to evaluating players, and the league's smarter teams no longer have a huge advantage in valuing past performance. Lindbergh and Sawchik's behind-the-scenes reporting reveals: How the 2017 Astros and 2018 Red Sox used cutting-edge technology to win the World Series ; How undersized afterthoughts José Altuve and Mookie Betts became big sluggers and MVPs ; How polarizing pitcher Trevor Bauer made himself a Cy Young contender ; How new analytical tools have overturned traditional pitching and hitting techniques ; How a wave of young talent is making MLB both better than ever and arguably worse to watch. Instead of out-drafting, out-signing, and out-trading their rivals, baseball's best minds have turned to out-developing opponents, gaining greater edges than ever by perfecting prospects and eking extra runs out of older athletes who were once written off. Lindbergh and Sawchik take us inside the transformation of former fringe hitters into home-run kings, show how washed-up pitchers have emerged as aces, and document how coaching and scouting are being turned upside down. The MVP Machine charts the future of a sport and offers a lesson that goes beyond baseball: Success stems not from focusing on finished products, but from making the most of untapped potential." --
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Lindbergh, Ben
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Sawchik, Travis
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  • Baseball
  • Baseball players
  • Baseball teams
  • Baseball
  • Baseball
Target audience
adult
Label
The MVP machine : how baseball's new nonconformists are using data to build better players, Ben Lindbergh & Travis Sawchik
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-360) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Saviormetrics -- A natural maniac, an unnatural athlete -- Making mules into racehorses -- First principles -- A bottom-up revolution -- The 10,000-pitch rule -- The conduit -- Perfect pitch -- We're all astronauts -- SpinGate -- Amateur ball -- The all-star player-coach -- Performance-enhancing data -- Just be better -- Soft factors -- If you build them, they will come -- No ceiling
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 374 pages
Isbn
9781541698949
Lccn
2019934700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1056781012
  • (OCoLC)on1056781012
  • 1023728
Label
The MVP machine : how baseball's new nonconformists are using data to build better players, Ben Lindbergh & Travis Sawchik
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-360) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Saviormetrics -- A natural maniac, an unnatural athlete -- Making mules into racehorses -- First principles -- A bottom-up revolution -- The 10,000-pitch rule -- The conduit -- Perfect pitch -- We're all astronauts -- SpinGate -- Amateur ball -- The all-star player-coach -- Performance-enhancing data -- Just be better -- Soft factors -- If you build them, they will come -- No ceiling
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 374 pages
Isbn
9781541698949
Lccn
2019934700
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1056781012
  • (OCoLC)on1056781012
  • 1023728

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