This Week In Baseball Writing September 25, 2015


Sons of Sam Horn works tirelessly to deliver quality baseball articles to our readers. But writers around the internet produce high-level baseball writing every day, some of which you may have missed.

This Week in Baseball Writing pulls together some of our favorite pieces and shares them with you to ensure our loyal readers have access to the great work being produced about the sport we love.

Stop Thinking Like a GM; Start Thinking Like a Player

Matt Corbett at Fangraphs talks about the gap between sabermetrics proponents and players, and how we need to close that gap.

Reed’s Stats Squelch Big-Body Stereotypes

J.J. Cooper explains how Houston Astros prospect A.J. Reed is showing that any body type can play baseball at the highest level.

A Short(-ish) Introduction to Using R Packages for Baseball Research

The Baseball Times has an easy to follow guide by Bill Petti for using R, the statistics language. With this guide it is easy to do your own baseball research.

Bill James and Billy Beane Discuss Big Data in Baseball

Brian Costa at the Wall Street Journal sat down with Bill James and Billy Beane to discuss the future of sabermetrics.

Five times the Mets could have limited Matt Harvey’s innings

Jesse Spector at Sporting News found five instances where Matt Harvey went deeper into games than he needed to, making the drama over his innings limit seem even more unnecessary.

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