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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Zolecki (MLB.com) -  New hire to help Phils better utilize advanced stats

The Phils’ front office believes it took a step in the right direction recently when it hired Scott Freedman from Major League Baseball’s Labor Relations Department, where he has worked on salary arbitration cases, provided financial guidance to teams and gained a deep knowledge of advanced metrics.

“He’s going to help us explore more thoroughly what the options are for using these metrics,” assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said Tuesday. “We’re looking at them to compliment the opinions of our scouts.”

“I don’t know if it’s going to change the way we do business, necessarily,” Amaro said recently. “We still plan to be a scouting and player development organization, but I think it’s important to get all the information and analyze not just what we’re doing, but how other clubs are evaluating players.”

Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: November 06, 2013 at 03:02 PM | 29 comment(s)
  Beats: phillies, ruben amaro jr., statistics, stats

 

 

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