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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Lindbergh: Best Shape of His Life! Does the Oft-Mocked Spring Training Declaration Actually Forecast a Better Season?

So what can we conclude? Being a best-shaper isn’t a magic bullet, but it’s not necessarily as meaningless as the reflexive jokes suggest. BSOHL position players don’t hit any better than expected, but they do tend to beat their playing-time projections and potentially play better on defense. BSOHL pitchers, meanwhile, seem to enjoy a genuine advantage. By the standards of most stories out of spring training, that makes being in better shape big news.

Win Big Stein's Money Posted: March 12, 2015 at 03:41 PM | 0 comment(s)
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