HOOTIE wrote: Yikes wrote:
Average was up but everything else was down.
405 1st half abs
273 2nd half abs
That's why i dislike 1st/2nd half splits. Everyone plays more games the 1st half, and in effect, most guys will have better hr/rbi numbers the 1st half. A better way to even it out, is split it like this, April/May/June versus July/August/Sept.
The hr split becomes a little better 20/13, versus 23/10.
The rbi split becomes a little better 77/41, versus 84/33.
If we look at other numbers, it's just that the Jays the first 2 months were off the charts scoring. Wells actually had a better ops the 2nd half, so i wouldn't be concerned. Remember, rbis are team dependent, Wells had no control on fewer chances later on.
338 oba to 2nd half 391 oba.
556 slugging to 542 2nd half, not a big drop.
If Wells ops had taken a big drop, then those numbers might apply.
And the break between the first half and the second half was even greater last year because the all-star game was about a week later than it usually is. I remember Delgado almost having 100 RBI's but it was almost halfway through the month at the break.
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