A Fresh Perspective - Written by Luis Sung | Twitter: @FLSportDebater
Numbers, statistics, ranking systems, salary calculators and more. There's an innumerable amount of things that can be used to make complicated calculations, and almost the same amount of things that can be calculated at all. Looking at stats, using them to predict the future - that's what an experienced analyst is supposed to do. He (or she) is supposed to take a stat and use it to decide what an organization's next move should be based on the numbers presented.
But when it comes to sports, all of these numbers need to be controlled by something that many people call the "eye test," which basically means that what you see while players are actually playing are just as (if not more) important than what you see through stats after the game is over. Why is this? It's because sometimes numbers do lie.
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