Huffington Post   First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 03:20 PM ET

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HuffPost's Game Changers celebrates 100 innovators, visionaries, and leaders in 10 categories who are harnessing the power of new media to reshape their fields and change the world. So far we've announced our picks in Entertainment, Green, Politics, and Style, and asked you to vote for the Ultimate Game Changer in each category. Over a million votes have already been cast. With your help, we've picked 10 people who are changing the game in Sports. We honor and salute them.

Now it's up to you to pick the Ultimate Sports Game Changer. Click through the slideshow below, get the lowdown on why we chose them, then VOTE. We'll reveal the Ultimate 10 in November.

DAVID APPELMAN
Current Status: Baseball’s online stats king



Changing The Game By: Assembling the greatest collection of advanced baseball stats on the web. Thanks to Appelman's FanGraphs web site, it's easy to learn, for instance, that Albert Pujols was worth 8.4 wins more than a replacement-level player, or that Chase Utley's defense was twelve runs better than average. But where FanGraphs really excels is with its lineup of talented writers, including Dave Cameron, Matthew Carruth and R.J. Anderson, who mine the site's wealth of statistics to provide some of the best baseball analysis on the web.



Don't Miss: FanGraphs' win probability charts, which plot each team's exact chances of winning in real time.



Must Click Link: Fangraphs.com
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