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Predicting the Next Game-Changing Statistics in Sports

27th Aug `13, 01:20 PM in Sports

By now terms for sports statistics – such as Wins Above Replacement (WAR), Ultimate Zone Rating (UZR), and…

BDMS
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By now terms for sports statistics – such as Wins Above Replacement (WAR), Ultimate Zone Rating (UZR), and True Shooting Percentage – are commonplace. And they are also changing the way fans, analysts, and franchises look at athletes and the way business gets done. What’s next in tracking your favorite sports teams? Experts don’t exactly have the same take about the next big thing in statistics we’ll buzz about in 10 years. In the NFL, where teams have increased the number of analytics departments in recent years, could there be entirely new sets of data that changes the way teams scout players? In every sport, could it simply be a question of advancing how we’ll look at the copious amounts of information being generated daily? Vince Gennaro, president of the Society for American Baseball Research, thought the answer to the latter query was the angle to take.

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