Wednesday, February 27, 2013

True "GRIT": Quantifying The Game's Grittiest Players & Teams

Grit is a mostly qualitative trait that is, more or less, very hard to quantify. Yet it is interesting that a characteristic that may be the easiest for scouts to identify "right of the bat," could be a daunting task to quantify. Often it is used by those who oppose the use of sabermetrics to value a player; in fact, most often it is their strongest argument. "Well, who cares about WAR when my eyes tell me, he's got grit - he has the IT factor?"

Beyond The Boxscore

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