Advanced stats from 2021 that matter for St. Louis Cardinals
The St. Louis Cardinals had a great finish to their 2021 season. Looking back, what are five advanced statistics that are key signs for future success?
Everyone could use a little more baseball in their lives right now, and despite the gloom and doom of living in an MLB lockout, we can still pour over last season’s results. The St. Louis Cardinals were knocked out of the playoffs in the Wild Card game, but the final month’s push was a ton of fun to watch.
As we do most winters, there are millions and millions of different ways to look at what the heck happened last season. With all of baseball’s advanced metrics, there are many ways to describe what we saw on the field.
Advanced stats are not every fan’s cup of tea, but like any statistic, they are tools in a toolbelt. Last winter, Tyler O’Neill’s advances in plate discipline signaled a breakout was coming and that is what fans got. Looking ahead to 2022, what are five advanced statistics that you should care about?