Secret Avatar wrote:I doubt BA in college or the minors is indicative of a player's potential in the majors. Most elite hitters never even went to college.
Sabermetrics has clearly shown that minor league stats are a strong indicator of future major league performance. If they didn't they why do we ooh-and-ah over a hot propect with huge minor league numbers? Everyone has been raving about Dallas McPherson. No one is saying "Yeah he had huge numbers in the minors but he'll suck in the majors bacause minor league numbers don't mean anthing."
A process called Major League Equivalency (MLE) has been around a while. It determines how a player might perform in the majors given his minor league numbers. http://www.baseballprospectus.com
does a lot of work in this area.
No one has really studied college stats. I'm sure it's possible at least theortically but much study and analysis has to be done.
Lots of elite hitters went to college :
...just to name a few...
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