Stat Primer

Clip art illustration of a Cartoon Tiger with a Missing Tooth

This area is a place on the site to collect our many posts about baseball statistics. You can find information about sabermetrics here as well as detailed breakdowns about why certain traditional statistics and ideas aren’t any good. Please feel free to ask questions and post comments. The goal of this site, aside from enjoying the Tigers, is to help inform fans about advanced baseball analysis. Feel free to send any and all questions to

Note: These posts were written between 2012 and 2014 and may no longer reflect current formulas or the best available research.

Leading Off

Why Pitcher Wins Aren’t A Good Stat

Why RBI Shouldn’t Be Used to Measure Individual Players

About Bullpen Usage

What Stats Should We Know About Instead?







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