Posted November 21st, 2014 @ 12:13pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Let me say that again: statistical analysis (that we in the public are aware of) takes the most important element of the sport, and ignores it.
It's like having Newtonian physics without relativity and quantum mechanics. There's a lot you can do with Newtonian physics, but at the extremes, it begins to break down, because it is ignoring some deeper, more fundamental truths.
If you're a team that relies on constructing its roster using such statistical analysis, what mistakes are you making by ignoring the most important part of the game?