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Saturday, July 05, 2014

Fangraphs: How Telling are a Teenager’s A-ball Stats?

I considered all 321 player seasons where a teenager logged at least 400 PA’s from 1995-2008. [...]

Stats alone can’t tell us everything, but there are definitely some obvious trends. Most notably, players who hit for power appear to be much more likely to play in the majors than those who don’t.  Completely ignoring strikeouts and walks, 70% players from the high power group made it to the bigs compared to 65% of players with average power and just 44% from the low power demographic. Plate discipline stats seem to matter a little, but power is clearly king.  [...]

If a player’s talented enough to play in full season ball at 19, there’s a good chance he’ll make it to the majors one way or another.

bobm Posted: July 05, 2014 at 10:43 PM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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