New Zealand Fan wrote:
Guys that do repeatedly heat up after the break are
Only a small list though isn't it?
Tejada does have slightly better numbers after ASB than before (263/320/447/767 versus 277/343/474/817), but his second best month for hitting is May. While he was better after the ASB in 2002 and 2003, he was better before in 2001.
In 2002, Chavez was better pre ASB than post ASB. Lifetime, there's literally no difference in his numbers in April, June, July, and September. The only monthly variation is bad Mays and great Augusts.
Similarly, early in his career Bagwell was a noted "early starter". Lately, he's been slow to start. Pattern or random? It's just too hard to tell.
There is so much random variation in player's performance that it is really dangerous to make decisions based on these data.