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Saturday, July 14, 2018

How the Houston Astros are winning through advanced analytics | McKinsey

I picked up Astroball the other day. It was OK, but not particularly informative. I actually learned more about the Astros process from this article.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 14, 2018 at 08:49 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RMc Has Bizarre Ideas to Fix Baseball Posted: July 22, 2018 at 08:13 AM (#5713723)
Nobody will ever read this comment.
   2. bobm Posted: July 22, 2018 at 10:30 AM (#5713742)
Nobody will ever read this comment.


Nobody will ever read this comment.
   3. Davo and his Moose Tacos Posted: July 22, 2018 at 12:17 PM (#5713758)
This line made me chuckle:

The Quarterly: Amazing story. And it brings to mind one of the themes that comes up a lot in business contexts: the need to have “translators,” people who get the analytics and can bring it to the front line.

Jeff Luhnow: Absolutely. We decided that in the minor leagues, we would hire an extra coach at each level. The requirements for that coach were that he had to be able to hit a fungo, throw batting practice, and program in SQL.

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