MLB seems to be entering a new era centered around using data and analytics to focus on player development. Even though "Moneyball" taught teams to be smarter in constructing their rosters, why did franchises struggle to develop their talent?
Houston Astros leading the charge into post-Moneyball philosophy
MLB franchises are becoming increasingly reliant on data and technology to improve player development, a philosophy that seems to be paying off in big ways for players and teams alike. But Ben Lindbergh, the co-author of 'The MVP Machine,' says the Houston Astros have been ahead of this curve for years.