When it comes to the MLB and the seemingly limitless number of baseball blogs that there are out there, the ability to become engulfed in the hype of meaningless statistics can be very easy. Unlike the NHL or NBA where there is a certain set of statistics that every sports betting player likes to use to make their wagers, the MLB is full of ridiculous numbers that measure every situation for every player both in terms of production at the plate and in the field. While the numbers in baseball can become overwhelming in a hurry, the best way to avoid becoming confused is to get rid of the least relevant sports betting numbers right away, including for example the infield numbers of a particular team.
While positive fielding numbers will undoubtedly have a positive affect on any team, which can then translate to a better chance at winning games, the correlation between infield fielding numbers and games won is not a direct won. While there are teams in the top-third of the majors in fielding percentage that will make the playoffs, there are also teams in the bottom-third in fielding percentage that will go to the postseason, so those numbers must be taken with a grain of salt. Focusing instead on offensive production and individual pitching matchups is a much better strategy for betting on baseball, and the perfect way to avoid losing yourself in the ridiculous hype of relatively irrelevant numbers.