s^2 = (Σx^2-(Σx)/n^2)/n-1

s^2 = (Σx^2-(Σx)/n^2)/n-1 A common criticism of early sabermetric writing was that the advocates of advanced analytics were treating the players like Strat-O-Matic cards. That was to an extent fair, but modern playoff baseball strategy (would we be on saber 3.0 now?) leans hard into the idea, no moreso than in the Wild Card game.…

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