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Breaking Down Advanced Stats With Jake Arrieta Is My New Favorite Thing To Do (Of All Time)

It’s a huge day for Starting 9 because it’s our first remote show just the two of us focusing on a good balanced baseball conversation. No guest. No major announcement. No theatrics. Just two baseball guys chopping it up and making a podcast. This episode features some new segments as well as weekly awards and a bunch of personal shit in between.

This weeks also a big deal because Jake takes his first major swing at breaking down advanced stats. He actually wants to know how to calculate WAR and wRC and that shit. Like not just how the stats work but the underlying formula that the experts created. I tried to explain that’s unnecessary but a true professional doesn’t just take stuff at face value. A true pro digs and that’s what Jake wants to do on the metrics. The commitment to self study is no joking matter on this podcast. In a year I wouldn’t be surprised if he was at the MIT seminar taking notes. Another two and he’ll be a keynote on some statistic you haven’t heard if yet because we’re still inventing it. That’s the kind commitment we’re bringing to the table and by We, I mean Jake.

Tune in this week for the internets best baseball banter. We’re live today then back on Thursday with a major guest. Joe West and Jake will be getting very personal. And as expected, I’ll do a fair share of digging myself. Again that’s what the pros do.

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Starting 9

25 videos

1
The Official MLB Free Agency Notebook - Predicting This Winter's Biggest Moves

The Official MLB Free Agency Notebook - Predicting This Winter's Biggest Moves

2
The World Series Preview Show

The World Series Preview Show

3
I Heard The Yankees Strongly Manipulated NYC Air Pressure Last Night To Generate The Nibostratus Clouds That Rained Out Game 5

I Heard The Yankees Strongly Manipulated NYC Air Pressure Last Night To Generate The Nibos...

4
Joe Girardi Has Balls (aka Testicles, Nutsack, Bag, etc.) The Size Of My Head

Joe Girardi Has Balls (aka Testicles, Nutsack, Bag, etc.) The Size Of My Head

5
Did Joe Musgrove Cheat Against The Mets?

Did Joe Musgrove Cheat Against The Mets?

6
The Atlanta Braves Are Now 60% More Likely To Win The World Series Than The New York Mets

The Atlanta Braves Are Now 60% More Likely To Win The World Series Than The New York Mets

7
There's No Way Albert Pujols Is Done Making 2022 His Bitch

There's No Way Albert Pujols Is Done Making 2022 His Bitch

8
Behind The Bow Tie: Ken Rosenthal Opens Up About The Current State Of MLB

Behind The Bow Tie: Ken Rosenthal Opens Up About The Current State Of MLB

9
Aaron Judge Deserves Nothing Less Than One Billion Dollars ($1,000,000,000)

Aaron Judge Deserves Nothing Less Than One Billion Dollars ($1,000,000,000)

10
MLB's Next MASSIVE Competitive Advantage Has Arrived And The Nerds Can't Do Anything About It

MLB's Next MASSIVE Competitive Advantage Has Arrived And The Nerds Can't Do Anything About...

11
We Had To Get Luis Castillo's Translator For Today's Interview And It Was AWESOME

We Had To Get Luis Castillo's Translator For Today's Interview And It Was AWESOME

12
What The Hell Happened To Josh Hader?

What The Hell Happened To Josh Hader?

13
Zack Greinke Gave Justin Turner Some Hitting Advice and His OBP Was Never The Same

Zack Greinke Gave Justin Turner Some Hitting Advice and His OBP Was Never The Same

14
Albert Pujols Will Haunt Me FOREVER

Albert Pujols Will Haunt Me FOREVER

15
It's Downright Shocking To Me That Joe Davis Started His Broadcasting Career With The Schaumburg Flyers (And Never Got Paid)

It's Downright Shocking To Me That Joe Davis Started His Broadcasting Career With The Scha...

16
Breaking Down Everything You Need To Know About The Fernando Tatis Jr. Suspension

Breaking Down Everything You Need To Know About The Fernando Tatis Jr. Suspension

17
ATTENTION Yankees Fans: Stop Whining

ATTENTION Yankees Fans: Stop Whining

18
Hot Soup: NOBODY In MLB Is More Underrated Than Zac Gallen

Hot Soup: NOBODY In MLB Is More Underrated Than Zac Gallen

19
I Would Rather Get Speared To Death By Goldberg Than Play The Mets In A 7 Game Series

I Would Rather Get Speared To Death By Goldberg Than Play The Mets In A 7 Game Series

20
Eric Hosmer Would Have To Be A Certified MORON To Veto The Juan Soto Trade

Eric Hosmer Would Have To Be A Certified MORON To Veto The Juan Soto Trade

21
Scott Boras Came On Starting 9 Today And Destroyed The State Of Baseball

Scott Boras Came On Starting 9 Today And Destroyed The State Of Baseball

22
The Red Sox Are A Dumpster Fire + Liam Hendriks Is A Hall Of Fame Alpha

The Red Sox Are A Dumpster Fire + Liam Hendriks Is A Hall Of Fame Alpha

23
Announcement: Rob Manfred Is My New Best Friend

Announcement: Rob Manfred Is My New Best Friend

24
The (Cold Hard) Truth About Coors Field Is Much Different Than You Think

The (Cold Hard) Truth About Coors Field Is Much Different Than You Think

25
“WAR Is Actually Stupid” - Charlie Blackmon Destroys Your Grandpa’s Favorite Statistic

“WAR Is Actually Stupid” - Charlie Blackmon Destroys Your Grandpa’s Favorite Statistic