Island of misfits

It’s about getting things down to one number, using stats the way we read them, we’ll find value in players that nobody else can see… People are overlooked for a variety of biased reasons and perceived flaws: age, appearance, personality. Bill James and mathematics cuts straight through that.

Of the 20,000 notable players for us to consider, I believe that there’s a championship teams of 25 people that we can afford because everyone else in baseball undervalues them. Like an island of misfit toys.
— Jonah Hill as Peter Brand, Moneyball