Brian Bannister is one of few players in the majors that religiously follows statistics and digs into sabermetrics to assess his performance.
I'm no sabermetrition, nor do I have the time to scour through statistics or read Bill James novels, but as an average baseball fan I have a healthy respect for those who do. It all comes down to one thing... Brian Bannister is willing to look into every single aspect of the game to determine where he can find a competitive advantage. He's also introduced sabermetrics to other players in the Royals
Organization. There is an article over at fangraphs.com that discusses how Bannister introduced Greinke to FIP (Fielding Independent Pitching).
I would love to see Bannister as a life-time Royal with the responsibility of continuing to guide young pitchers and moving to a career in coaching.
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