I was thinking of sabremetrics, too, when I watched Jason Heyward strike out in the 9th inning on a…
James Dittes
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No doubt J.Hey was a bust at the plate but his defense was outstanding. If there was a revolution in the 2016 Cubs analytics approach it was around evaluating defensive effectiveness. The defensive prowess was an edge (especially compared to the Indians OF) that may just have pushed the team over the hump.