There has been a revolution in the baseball world, which has happened in the last few decades. How many people watch the game has changed. And while no metric can determine the dimensions of a game as a whole, baseball and those around it have great ways of breaking down what is happening now and what could happen next.

In addition to batting averages, RBIs, pitcher wins and ERA, some advanced metrics – fWAR, wRC +, BABIP, FIP, OOA, wOBA and many more – give us a more complete picture of what’s going on or why something happened. It’s not just about changing the “eye test” or scouting, it should be layered on top of everything else, like the blueprint.

And why is it important for this metrics to appear in our coverage, in addition to being able to tell more stories and in more accurate ways?