Sports Relying More On Analytics than Athletics

Though the Brad Pitt vehicle, Moneyball, has made analytics synonymous with baseball, the big-data approach to competition has branched into a broad array of sports, promising a boost in performance and efficiency for effective adopters.

Analytics uses large data samples of in-depth performance analysis to better evaluate a player’s effectiveness. For example, rather than merely counting a player’s completed passes, it can analyze exactly how effective those passes were. This seems to give teams a distinct tactical advantage, and those neglecting the breakthrough do so at their peril.

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