Four Baseball Stats I Have No Use For

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Four Baseball Stats I Have No Use For
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Baseball is our most numerical game. Ted Williams .406 average, Joe Dimaggio’s 56 game hitting streak, Bob Gibson’s 1.12 ERA, these are numbers that every baseball fan knows.

But not all statistics are created equal. Baseball historian Bill James found that only two statistics have any correlation to winning percentage, On Base Percentage and Slugging Percentage.

While stats like ERA and Batting Average have taken a back seat to WHIP and OBP, they are still somewhat useful in evaluating a ballplayer.

There are some stats however, that tell us nothing. Here are four such metrics.

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