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Sunday, November 26, 2006
Well…then Mel Ott would have ended up with 699 taters!
One quick way to get a sense of a player, that I have used occasionally, is to take a player’s road stats and multiply them by two. In other words, while this doesn’t remove the effect of the league (NL pitchers will still pitch all but the interleague games in an NL game on the road), it does remove the effect of the home park and allows us to compare players to each other in a way that their raw, total stats don’t.
...As for the doubling of the road stats rather than just looking at them on their own, we do this because it then scales the playing time to approximately a full season, something to which most of us can easily relate when reading a performance line. It’s not a perfect method but it’s a lot more fair when we’re looking at players who accumulated half of their games in an overwhelmingly positive or negative home park and it’s a fun exercise to get new perspectives on players.
Posted: November 26, 2006 at 11:18 PM | 14 comment(s)
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