A_K wrote:BuckMagic wrote:Does anyone know if organizations use WAR, or something similar?
I recently read something about use of statistics within MLB front offices and it appears 10 or 12 use a ton of statistics when evaluating players. Wondering if WAR is among them.
My understanding is that virtually every team uses WAR as a primary statistical indicator.
The figure I think you're mentioning is the 10-12 teams that are considerably more statistically inclined than other teams, having developed their own proprietary statistics and making decisions based upon those moreso than would be traditionally expected.
That would make sense. It would not surprise me if WAR was used but teams had different ways of evaluating the defensive and pitching sides of it.