Billy Beane Case Study

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The key strategic decisions that Billie and Peter Brand made was: deciding to compete differently by using statistics to get the best possible value for his limited salary cap, he did this by buying runs, to empower his team, to get the players in the positions he and Peter Brand agreed upon, and going all in. Billy Beane’s key tactical decisions were hiring Peter Brand, bringing him into the meeting with his scouts and defended him at all costs – even when he was backed into a corner of listening to his head scout, or Peter Brand. Billy began early on by trusting Peter’s system. Billy taught Peter how to fire someone, and groomed him for leadership. He ingrained Peter with the team early on and it paid dividends because the team began to trust Peter, who was able to explain how the players…show more content…
OPS told Billy how a player contributes of getting on base and hitting power. Ultimate Zone Rating (UZR) Average amount of damage that batted ball would do and how often it is converted into an out relative to average at a given position. This told Billy how many runs + or – the player has been relative to the position. A -3 UZR at 2nd means that player is 3 times worse than the average 2nd baseman. Wins Above Replacement (WAR) This formula has hundreds of steps so I won’t even attempt to go over it. It told Billy how much better a player is than a player that would typically be available to replace that player. It can be looked at as how valuable a given player was on Billy’s current roster. Billy Beane used Sabermetrics in his analytics. One of my favorite examples is when Billy brought Peter into the scouting room and every time he brought up a players name he asked the scouts why he was going to go after a player and he’d point to Peter who would say “He gets on

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