FanShot

FanGraphs on Randomness

There are some subtleties in the article I might take issue with, but overall I think it does well to highlight how many sabermetricians (including myself) have an understanding of randomness that differs from mainstream, and consequently why many are reluctant to accept some sabermetric principles. And no, sabermetricians (well good ones at least) don't just chalk everything up to randomness without looking for special-cause. It's just that sometimes there's nothing there to see, but many people hate to accept that.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Bucs Dugout

You must be a member of Bucs Dugout to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bucs Dugout. You should read them.

Join Bucs Dugout

You must be a member of Bucs Dugout to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bucs Dugout. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker