Perhaps superstitious isn't the right word, but some of these are myths, after all and debatable. Do you pay attention to these?
Do you value slightly more players turning 27?
Do you go for starting pitchers in their third full year?
Do you look for players who have off-year, on year, off-year, on year?
How often do you just go with your gut feeling against research, expert advice and sabermetrics?
I admit that I look at players turning 27. I won't necessarily value him higher, but someone who is 26-28 will get a second look from me.
I do like to follow the 3rd SP year rule. Not to a tee, but well, obviously you're going to look at overall base numbers and hope he improves from year 1 to 2 and then to 3.
Hi, I'm Troy McClure! You might remember me from such nature films as "Earwigs: Ewwww" and "Man vs. Nature: The Road to Victory."