You are asked by a university to teach three courses for a total of $12,000. You will teach three sections of sabermetrics (SABR 212) for math students who need a quantitative and/or reasoning elective. Class meets twice a week for 75 minutes each. There will be a total of 29 classes. I will use the dates for fall semester 2012.

What topics will you cover each class? What are the required reading materials? How are students graded? For my syllabus, parenthesis wouldn't appear on the actual syllabus but are there to explain what materials I would cover

Sep 10th- Basic statistics (more history of stats, calculating basic stats, all-time leaders)

Sep 12th- Basic statistics pt 2

Sep 17- Measuring skill (applying basic stats to playing)

Sep 19- Movie: Major League (assignment: was team managed effectively? Could it be made better using stats?

Sep 24- Major League (cont)

Sep 26- Quiz One

Oct 1-Bill James (Bio. Rightfully credited? How did he and others change the scheme?)

Oct 3- Advanced Statistics (borderline sabermetrics; more involved stats like OPS+)

Oct 8- Sabermetrics (more in-depth history, use, sabermeticians, basic overview [linear weights])

Oct 10- Calculating Sabermetrics (math behind sabermetrics)

Oct 15- Calculating Sabermetrics (calculating some sabermetrics)

Oct 17- Calculating Sabermetrics pt 2

Oct 22- Quiz 2

Oct 24- SABR Flaws (opposition against sabermetrics. Assignment: what do you like better?)

Oct 29- Building a Team on Lunch Money (story of Billy Beane and 2002 A's

Oct 31- Movie: Moneyball (assignment: how was Beane unconventional? Where do sabermetrics come into play?)

Nov 5- Moneyball cont

Nov 7- Fielding: Harder to Measure (UZR, TZR, etc)

Nov 12- Fielding pt 2 (stats continued and differing needs for each position type)

Nov 14- Quiz 3

Nov 19- In-class assignment: Create your own statistic (doesn't have to be too involved. What are its perks and flaws?)

Nov 21- Going to WAR (precursors needed to calculate WAR like wOBA)

Nov 26- What is It Good For? (calculating WAR)

Nov 28- Statistical trends (how stats have different throughout years and why)

Dec 3- Quiz 4 (WAR calculations done using given info)

Dec 5- Where are stats headed?

Dec 10- Movie: A League of Their Own (assignment: can sabermetrics account for environment and personality?

Dec 12- LOTO continued

**Dec 18 FINAL

Assingments: 25%

Quizzes: 40%

Final: 20%

Homework/participation: 15%

Required reading:

What topics will you cover each class? What are the required reading materials? How are students graded? For my syllabus, parenthesis wouldn't appear on the actual syllabus but are there to explain what materials I would cover

*Sep 5th*- Intro to sabermetrics (what they are, what they do, a little background of baseball stats, no stat is perfect, important to remember humans can't be assigned to a number)Sep 10th- Basic statistics (more history of stats, calculating basic stats, all-time leaders)

Sep 12th- Basic statistics pt 2

Sep 17- Measuring skill (applying basic stats to playing)

Sep 19- Movie: Major League (assignment: was team managed effectively? Could it be made better using stats?

Sep 24- Major League (cont)

Sep 26- Quiz One

Oct 1-Bill James (Bio. Rightfully credited? How did he and others change the scheme?)

Oct 3- Advanced Statistics (borderline sabermetrics; more involved stats like OPS+)

Oct 8- Sabermetrics (more in-depth history, use, sabermeticians, basic overview [linear weights])

Oct 10- Calculating Sabermetrics (math behind sabermetrics)

Oct 15- Calculating Sabermetrics (calculating some sabermetrics)

Oct 17- Calculating Sabermetrics pt 2

Oct 22- Quiz 2

Oct 24- SABR Flaws (opposition against sabermetrics. Assignment: what do you like better?)

Oct 29- Building a Team on Lunch Money (story of Billy Beane and 2002 A's

Oct 31- Movie: Moneyball (assignment: how was Beane unconventional? Where do sabermetrics come into play?)

Nov 5- Moneyball cont

Nov 7- Fielding: Harder to Measure (UZR, TZR, etc)

Nov 12- Fielding pt 2 (stats continued and differing needs for each position type)

Nov 14- Quiz 3

Nov 19- In-class assignment: Create your own statistic (doesn't have to be too involved. What are its perks and flaws?)

Nov 21- Going to WAR (precursors needed to calculate WAR like wOBA)

Nov 26- What is It Good For? (calculating WAR)

Nov 28- Statistical trends (how stats have different throughout years and why)

Dec 3- Quiz 4 (WAR calculations done using given info)

Dec 5- Where are stats headed?

Dec 10- Movie: A League of Their Own (assignment: can sabermetrics account for environment and personality?

Dec 12- LOTO continued

**Dec 18 FINAL

Assingments: 25%

Quizzes: 40%

Final: 20%

Homework/participation: 15%

Required reading:

*Beyond Batting Average*by Lee Panas,*The Book*by Tom Tango and co.,*Whatever Happened to the Hall of Fame?*by Bill James
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