Definition of sabermetrics
sabermetricplay \ˌsā-bər-ˈme-trik\ adjective
- Sabermetric studies have shown that a team's record in close games isn't necessarily connected to its overall quality—sometimes the performance can be summed up as luck.
- —John Heyman
sabermetricallyplay \ˌsā-bər-ˈme-tri-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
- "… it's a different method of approaching the game sabermetrically and numerically."
- —Joe Maddon
sabermetricianplay \ˌsā-bər-mə-ˈtri-shən\ noun, plural sabermetricians
- In part, these changes are being brought about by the increasing influence of a creative new breed of statisticians, members of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). These sabermetricians, as they call themselves, have been manipulating the raw data of baseball—hits, runs, outs, errors—in ways that cast new light on the game on the field.
- —Joe Klein