Bill James, who is considered the father of modern baseball statistics and coined the term “sabermetrics” once said, “Do we need to have 280 brands of breakfast cereal? No, probably not. But we have them for a reason - because some people like them. It's the same with baseball statistics.” I have recently taken a keen interest in Bill James and the art of statistical reporting in baseball. There are literally hundreds of baseball statistics you have never heard about. From, WPA/LI, RE24 and waaWL% to the classics like Avg, OBP, and OPS, there is a stat for everyone.