Tavish wrote:Richie Sexson throws the whole thing off.
Was thinking the same thing!
Oliver Miller affected outliers for big men in basketball in a similar way.
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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.
I actually cited this study way back in the first few pages of the post, I guess you just never bothered to look closely at it before.
You might just want to go back and review the actual claims you made. For example, you claimed that Wieters faced a tradeoff of hitting 30 HRs and batting .260 or .300 and 15 HRs. The chart clearly shows that the BA change is nowhere near that level of dropoff, even as slugging percentage increases. Further, you claimed that 6'3" was the "sweet spot" and that after that players faced a tradeoff with BA dropping and slugging increasing, while below that slugging dropped and BA rose. Again, the chart shows that's nowhere near close to the truth of the situation.
I've corresponded with the writer before and have dropped him a note to clarify the exact size of the drop beyond 6'6" and whether it is statistically significant. I forgot to ask whether he has broken the chart down to eras, because being 6'6" in 1910 is a very different thing than being 6'6" in 2000.
Of course, the important fact that your claim was applied to Matt Wieters who is 6'5" should not be forgotten. As the chart shows there is NO dropoff in BA at 6'5".
thedude wrote: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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