wkelly91 wrote:I know this is a small sample but.......Marcus Giles .349 2nd half
In defense of subjectivity here, this isn't voting patterns, M1 or the weather we are measuring, it's baseball players. quite often, and the Giles case is excellent, we have to rely on a limited sample. while this certainly contains flaws, it's all we have. take Renteria's breakout 2nd half from 2002-a good leading indicator of his 2003 campaign. Similiarly, like it or not, over the past 3 years Chavez is a .258 hitter Pre-All Star, and a .310 hitter Post-break.
more to the point, you certainly would want to weigh a player who had some sort of statistical collapse post-all star break. Where'd Baldelli's AVG go after the break? How about V. Wells power?