Below are the first five entries in a virtual baseball card series that aims to serve as an introduction to sabermetrics: Why is on base percentage better than batting average? What’s a good slugging percentage? What does OPS+ mean?

Even if you don’t find yourself embracing them right away, you’ll at least have a basic understanding of the concepts behind the crazy acronyms as they become increasingly common in baseball coverage.

New sets will added in the coming weeks, along with text-only versions. Pack 1 can be downloaded as a ZIP file (3.5 MB).

Click on the side arrows to advance back and forth. Mobile users can pinch-and-zoom to enlarge.

 

Pack #1

 

 

By Darius Austin, Ken Maeda, and Rob Mains.
Thanks to Brandon Lee, Khurram Kalim, and Eric Roseberry.

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