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Proof: Averages by Height Since 1901

Postby Sevon » Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:16 pm

Historically, since 1901, the only player height group to carry a lower batting average than the players over 6'5 are the players under 5'6. BOOM! There it is. Enjoy.

See Chart #1
http://fantasy.sportingnews.com/basebal ... 80902.html


I want to give a shout out to GotowarMissAgnes for finding this article.
Sorry Amazinz, I had to put this to rest once and for all. :-)
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Re: Proof: Averages by Height Since 1901

Postby AussieDodger » Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:20 pm

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Re: Proof: Averages by Height Since 1901

Postby Yoda » Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:23 pm

How is this proof that players over 6'5" can't hit for average?

Pujols, the best hitter in the game today, is 6'3". He is a better hitter than anyone under 6'
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Re: Proof: Averages by Height Since 1901

Postby killertofu2222 » Sat Apr 04, 2009 12:41 pm

lol there is a tiny spike in the ba line for players just above 65 inches, then it basically stays flatlined until it dips a tiny bit before the 80 inch players. let me quote the article that you provided for us sevon.

"Height makes no difference in a player's ability to collect hits or get on base. Extra-base hits, however, are the domain of the tall."
the awesome information you provided only says smaller players don't hit a lot of homeruns, and that taller players can hit for both average AND power.

if you actually read the article, which i don't think you did, his main point was that shorter players have shorter careers than taller players.

give it up dude, you're wrong.
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Re: Proof: Averages by Height Since 1901

Postby thedude » Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:14 pm

Yoda wrote:How is this proof that players over 6'5" can't hit for average?

Pujols, the best hitter in the game today, is 6'3". He is a better hitter than anyone under 6'



Well one player doesn't make a case for the group as a whole. Especially if that player is not a member of said group.

You cannot look use a guy who is 6'3" to make an argument about people who are 6'5". If you want to use a tall player you should be using Joe Mauer, who is actually 6'5". But again one player doesn't mean anything about the group as a whole.
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Re: Proof: Averages by Height Since 1901

Postby Pogotheostrich » Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:36 pm

Did you ever stop to consider how many players 6'5 or taller?
Did you consider that a majority of those players 6'5 or taller played in the last 20 years when BA have been lower?
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Re: Proof: Averages by Height Since 1901

Postby Tavish » Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:48 pm

Richie Sexson throws the whole thing off.
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Re: Proof: Averages by Height Since 1901

Postby Neato Torpedo » Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:02 pm

the article wrote:Height makes no difference in a player's ability to collect hits or get on base.
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Re: Proof: Averages by Height Since 1901

Postby j24jags » Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:02 pm

All this says is that the average 6'5 player usually has a BA of just a couple points lower than the average 6'0 player, but this has no reflection whatsoever on the elite hitters...
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Re: Proof: Averages by Height Since 1901

Postby West » Sat Apr 04, 2009 2:20 pm

Sevon wrote:Historically, since 1901, the only player height group to carry a lower batting average than the players over 6'5 are the players under 5'6. BOOM! There it is. Enjoy.

See Chart #1
http://fantasy.sportingnews.com/basebal ... 80902.html


I want to give a shout out to GotowarMissAgnes for finding this article.
Sorry Amazinz, I had to put this to rest once and for all. :-)


This is the dumbest post I've seen since...the Matt Weiters thread
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