- Birnbaum, Phil. “A Guide to Sabermetric Research.” A Guide to Sabermetric Research | Society for American Baseball Research. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Feb. 2017.
Background: Phil Birnbaum is a certified expert in all things Saber metrics. In this article he dives into what the era of saber metrics mean. He also talks about some of the basics in Saber metrics like WAR.
How I used it: I used this article for the bulk of my information on Saber Metrics. Whenever I was lost or didn’t really understand something I could revert back to this article to get a better idea.
- Glassey, Conor, and 2010 August 18. “Majors: Best Tools: Scouts On Scouting: What They Look For In A Player.” BaseballAmericacoms RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Feb. 2017.
Background: Conor Glassey in this article talked about the general rules on what to look for in modern day scouting. This was a guidebook on how scouts actually applied the eye-test. He talked about what specific tools were most important when looking for the next star.
How I used it: I used this article for the bulk of my eye test information. Just like the first source I spent a lot of time referring back to this source to gather more information and better understand certain concepts.
3 .Hagen, Paul. “New and Old School Coming Together in Baseball Talent
Evaluation.”Major League Baseball. N.p., 14 Mar. 2013. Web. 06 Feb. 2017.
Background: This article by Paul Hagen was all about what it would be to blend the two methods of scouting. He goes on to predict what a team assembled this way might look like. He also goes on to talk about how a team would apply the hybrid method and the rules they should follow.
How I used it: I used this article to try and predict how a hybrid method would work out. I also applied what I read to predict what the team assembled would look like.
- Reuter, Joel. “MLB Position-by-Position 2016 Player Rankings at Quarter Pole.” Bleacher Report. Bleacher Report, 12 Apr. 2017. Web. 20 Apr. 2017.
Background: This site was just a list done by bleacher report to recognize who the best players at every position were after a quarter of the season had expired.
How I used it: I used this as a tool to help determine the value of each player in each scouting system.
- Reuter, Joel. “MLB Position-by-Position Player Power Rankings, August Edition.” Bleacher Report. Bleacher Report, 12 Apr. 2017. Web. 20 Apr. 2017.
Background: This is also a list done by bleacher report ranking players by position. This one however is a much smaller sample of 1 month rather than a quarter of a season.
How I used it: I used this list to compare to the other list to see if the same players were ranked consistently high.
- Paine, Neil. “Where Sabermetrics And the ‘Eye Test’ Disagree.” FiveThirtyEight. FiveThirtyEight, 14 Mar. 2016. Web. 06 Feb. 2017.
Background: This article, by Neil Paine, was written to show the differences between the eyetest and saber metrics. He went in to detail with how both methods are executed and then he compared and contrasted them.
How I used it: I used this article for further research on both methods of scouting. I also used this to further understand how different the methods really were and what each represented to its era.
- Reubenfb. “The Best MLB Teams Of All-Time, According To Elo.” FiveThirtyEight. FiveThirtyEight, 10 May 2016. Web. 20 Apr. 2017.
Background: This is simply a site that shows all the highest ranked teams of all time.
How I used it: I used it to help find the most dominate teams that derived from either method of scouting
- Weinberg, Neil. “How to Evaluate a Hitter, Sabermetrically.” Beyond the Box Score. Beyond the Box Score, 26 May 2014. Web. 06 Feb. 2017.
Background: This article is one that divulges into the deep thoughts of a scout. It shows what scouts are thinking and what they’re looking for when watching a hitter.
How I used it: I used this to back up the argument for the eye-test and to explain why there are some things that only a trained eye and not statistics can see.
- “What Is MLB SimMatchup?” SimMatchup Baseball – Free MLB Matchup and Baseball Sim Games. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2017.
Background: This website is one that allows you to create teams and play them against each other in simulated games. You can make all kinds of rules for how your team is selected including how high the salary cap may be.
How I used it: I used this site to do an independent study on which version of scouting would lead to a better team.
- “1927 Yankees Reported Salaries.” 1927 Yankees – Reported Salaries. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Apr. 2017.
Background: This site was just a list of all the salaries from the 1927 Yankees team that was home to Murderer’s Row
How I used it: I used this site to find out how much the Yankees had to spend to build a team of superstars using the eye-test. It ended up being significantly more than any other team could spend.