davidmarver wrote:BronXBombers51 wrote:davidmarver wrote:BronXBombers51 wrote:Clutch hitters don't exist.
Be careful. The reason the word 'clutch' cannot be attributed to individual players is because of the lack of a large enough sample size. This doesn't mean clutch players don't exist, there's just not enough time in players' careers to statistically prove it.
Explain something to me.
How much of a sample size would you need in order to deem a player clutch? I mean, think of the sample size it would take in order to call a player a 'great hitter.' A few years worth of great hitting?
Now obviously you'd have a substantially less sample size of clutch situations, since there are so many fewer of these situations. But wouldn't a player that does well during that sample size (no matter how much smaller it may be), be considered clutch?
I mean, let's say the most 'clutch situations' in any player's career is 200 ABs. Now, that is a small sample size. However, if that is the maximum amount of situations ANYONE gets, doesn't that make it the standard...and thus anyone who performs well in those 200 ABs is a clutch player?
It depends on the population mean (his career average) and sample size (career at bats) and the sample mean (his clutch average) and that sample size (clutch at bats). It's going to be a lot of at bats either way at an average much higher than normal.
So if a player hits at a better average during clutch situations than his career average, he's clutch?
Or are you saying that the clutch situations are not a large enough sample size to say that that player is clutch?
And in case what you're saying is the latter, wouldn't it basically mean that no player is clutch? If nobody can ever achieve a sample size large enough to make the stats meaningful, then basically nobody can be labeled a clutch player, correct?
Sorry about all the questions, just trying to better understand it.
I doubt any of that made any sense. I'm pretty tired. If you can't understand it, then just forget it.
It's cool. Hey...I have a trade inquiry in Hot Stove league. What do you think of a Jeff Kent/Edwin Encarnacion swap?
You're probably looking for chris8, he's the Mets (and Edwin owner) in the Dynasty. I'm chose the ChiSox, a decision I regret more and more everyday.