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This is perhaps Moneyball 2.0 or Baseball Analytics Updated. Whereas Michael Lewis's 2002 bestseller focused on the offensive side of baseball this one focuses on defense. It includes the esoteric facets of the game like zone ratings, extreme shifts and pitch framing. Sawchik isn't as talented a writer as Lewis and I doubt that a movie based on this book starring Brad Pitt is likely in the future it's still a good read/ listen.
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Would you consider the audio edition of Big Data Baseball to be better than the print version?
No, because the reader mispronounced most of the names in the book. This was jarring repeatedly.
What did you like best about this story?
Sawchik's way of teasing out the story, jumping from one puzzle piece to another.
Would you be willing to try another one of Peter Larkin’s performances?
Yes, his voice was pleasant and his reading was solid, aside from the mispronounced names.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
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