The analysis of quantitative categories to evaluate the requirements for overall team success and the specific effectiveness of individual players in meeting those requirements. Sabermetrics often employs more complex statistical categories than those used in traditional baseball statistics.
Statistical data used in such analysis.
Origin of sabermetrics
- Alteration of SABRmetrics (influenced by saber) S(ociety for) A(merican) B(aseball) R(esearch) metrics
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition