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Billy Beane changed the face of baseball by using new statistics, such as on-base percentage and slugging average, as a better indication of a player's vaue than traditional baseball measurements — batting average, stolen bases, and RBI. An even newer analysis of a baseball player's value is called WAR (wins above replacement) which attempts to indicate how much a player contributes to his team. One major leaguer who stands out is Atlanta Braves outfielder Jason Heyward. His three-year WAR rating is the sixth highest for outfielders under 22 since 1961.
For more read: ESPN Stats and Info. There are a lot of interesting blogs on the site. The Atlanta Braves analysis is third on the list.