From Patrick Sullivan over at Baseball Analysts:

Baseball fans understand that outs are the only scarce resource in baseball. They understand that you only get 27 of them, and that each one you use puts you that much closer to running out of chances to score. So instead of tallying on-base percentage, which really only seems to resonate with folks who already buy in to advanced performance metrics, how about focusing on outs?

Very interesting stuff. Check out the entire post; it’s really worth thinking about.