Move over, Moneyball — this New York Times bestseller examines leading league baseball’s subsequent state-of-the-art revolution: the top-tech quest to construct higher avid gamers.

As bestselling authors Ben Lindbergh and Travis Sawchik screen in The MVP Machine, the Moneyball technology is over. Fifteen years after Michael Lewis introduced the Oakland Athletics’ groundbreaking staff-construction methods to gentle, each entrance place of business takes a knowledge-pushed technique to comparing avid gamers, and the league’s smarter groups now not have an enormous benefit in valuing earlier efficiency.

Lindbergh and Sawchik’s at the back of-the-scenes reporting unearths:

  • How undersized afterthoughts José Altuve and Mookie Betts become massive sluggers and MVPs
  • How polarizing pitcher Trevor Bauer made himself a Cy Younger contender
  • How new analytical equipment have overturned conventional pitching and hitting techniques
  • How a wave of Younger skill is making MLB each higher than ever and arguably worse to watch

Instead of out-drafting, out-signing, and out-buying and selling their competitors, baseball’s easiest minds have grew to become to out-developing combatants, gaining higher edges than ever by way of perfecting potentialities and eking additional runs out of older athletes who have been as soon as written off. Lindbergh and Sawchik take us within the transformation of former fringe hitters into house-run kings, display how washed-up pitchers have emerged as aces, and report how training and scouting are being grew to become the wrong way up. The MVP Machine charts the way forward for a recreation and provides a lesson that is going past baseball: Good fortune stems no longer from that specialize in completed merchandise, however from taking advantage of untapped possible.