Trust The System

Have you heard the Reds’ baseball announcers talking about trusting the system?  You can’t watch a baseball game today without seeing the fielders shift all over the field when certain batters come to the plate.  This has to do with all of the statistics that MLB baseball teams give their managers and coaches.

Here is where “trust the system” comes into play.  If you are a fielder or pitcher, you must believe that these statistics will make you better.  It used to be that managers and players trusted their instincts in applying their trade.  Now you must believe that all of this data is more accurate than your instincts.  If this is true, the players’ statistics should rise favorably over the next few seasons.