Trouble with the Curve

Trouble with the Curve ★★

The writer of this movie doesn't seem to understand baseball. Advanced statistics has left them in the dust and apparently they got talked into making a movie against moneyball because they must have talked to an old scout at the lodge. They call a pudgy power hitter who never seems to run faster than a trot a " five tool player." That character doesn't seem to have the tool of running and we never learn what position he plays to know if he has the fielding tool or even the throwing tool. Additionally, they don't understand that advanced metrics can measure if a hitter can hit behind the runner, which fields they hit to or if they can hit curve balls for average and not just metal bat power. This is as much of a mess with baseball as Draft Day was for football.

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