Analytics is the difference maker in today’s Major League Baseball

Kent Kroeger
8 min readMar 2

By Kent R. Kroeger (March 2, 2023)

Image by By Robert Merkel — Public Domain,

My favorite scene in the movie Moneyball is the one where Oakland A’s general manager, Billy Beane (played by wonderfully Brad Pitt), having just been upbraided by the team’s head scout (played brilliantly by Ken Medlock) for relying too heavily on analytics when making personnel decisions, gives this response:

Kent Kroeger

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