Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Time To Be A Scout

For anyone out there who is interested, Tom Tango, author of The Book, has run a study for the past few years that measures defensive ability by aggregating the opinions of fans who watch a particular team.

I'm including the link here for the Padres page, but if you're a diehard of some other team (we'll forgive you for now) you can navigate around. I'll be checking back in to see if your answers are correct. :) Kidding. Have fun with it.

5 comments:

Alex said...

I remember seeing this a couple years back and thinking it was really cool. I remember there was also some other site (not run by TangoTiger) used for fans to rate their teams base running. Don't remember it though.

I just wish more fans participated in this poll, because I seem to remember the number of votes being sort of a small sample size

Tangotiger said...

Big thanks to Paul for giving the word out. I got a nice flurry of ballots already.

william said...

better be a lot of F's on that ranking sheet ..

Paul DePodesta said...

It looks as though we've had a great turnout on the ranking sheets. I believe that Tom releases the final tally sometime in October.

bullpeners said...

Thanks, Paul, that was fun. I will be interested to see the final results when they come out.