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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Revisiting whether clutch is a skill

Now that we’ve assessed most of the baselines, we can now get to examining perhaps the biggest question. Is being clutch a repeatable skill? To help eliminate actual hitting skills, we’ll be examining the difference in offensive production between low and high leverage situations and how that difference correlates year-to-year….

Some single examples that can illustrate include 2014-2015 Josh Harrison (207 wRC+ year one, 28 wRC+ year two), 2014-2015 David Ortiz (201 wRC+ year one, 60 wRC+ year two), 2017-2018 Cody Bellinger (187 wRC+ year one, 46 wRC+ year two), and 2018-2019 J.D. Martinez (231 wRC+ year one, 19 wRC+ year two). There is zero consistency in high leverage performance. Considering high leverage situations make up such a small sample of total plate appearances (less than 10 percent on league-average), this makes it hard for any player to build up a consistent basis for performance. Combine that with the fact that almost every player can’t put up a consistent performance in the clutch and it shows that this high leverage stats are pretty much useless in evaluation.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 22, 2019 at 01:48 PM | 48 comment(s)
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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Bryce Harper, the clutch god

- Harper with runners on base in 2019 had a pre-Thursday slash line of .345/.439/.645.

- With runners in scoring position this season, he batted .378/.484/.653.

- With runners in scoring position and two outs, he batted .410/.540/.744.


I admit I was wary when the Phils signed Harper, but if he keeps the momentum flowing he’ll wind up with a fine first campaign in the City of Brotherly Love.

Lest we forget Posted: August 17, 2019 at 03:53 AM | 13 comment(s)
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