brandnew wrote:Well, the point is that Hardy's a rookie, and sucked it up the first half. However, as he got more attuned to ML pitching, he picked it up in a big way.. That may be a way to look at Hardy's second half as different from other players'.
The first guy in my example was also a rookie who hit just .259 in the first half of 2004.
The second guy was also a young 24 year old who looked like he was having a breakout 2004.
Both are very similar to Hardy, in other words.