Phillies use advanced stats: You should know what they are

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WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 05: Carlos Santana #41 of the Philadelphia Phillies celebrates with manager Gabe Kapler #22 after scoring in the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on May 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

The Phillies are diving headfirst into baseball’s advanced statistics, especially with the hire of Gabe Kapler. You should know what they are talking about.

When the Phillies hired Gabe Kapler to be their manager during the offseason, the team made it clear they will rely heavily on advanced metrics and statistics. The club expanded its analytics department significantly the last few years and now have former major-leaguer Sam Fuld in the dugout as the player information coordinator.

However, it’s hard to understand why the team would use advanced statistics when you don’t understand their purpose. To help understand, I’ve compiled a list of the more commonly-used advanced statistics that I often reference in my articles. The Phillies almost certainly use these, if not even more advanced ones that the general public doesn’t even know about.

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