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Monday, February 25, 2019

Giants’ analytics-loving outfield prospect Drew Ferguson to get a long look - SFChronicle.com

Ferguson is a throwback — to 2003, when Michael Lewis’ “Moneyball” hit bookshelves and “on-base percentage” and “undervalued players” became baseball bywords.

“There’s a propensity to fall in love with the home runs, the flashy plays, instead of just the nuts and bolts of an offense, which is getting out less,” Ferguson said.

“In high school, I looked at the stat work people were doing online and found it really interesting, especially the disparity between how players were being evaluated and what the math seemed to say was actually valuable. I think that drove my development growing up, into college and in my professional career as well.”

Jim Furtado Posted: February 25, 2019 at 06:32 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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