HOOTIE wrote:LBJ how was protection debunked?
Somebody posted a link to a study that showed players who bat in different spots in the order do better when they are in front of worse hitters. I think it was strictly a correlation, which is always a sign of a flawed study. The players who get moved from a good spot in the order often do so because they were playing bad. Also, in front of a good hitter, you get more late inning AB's against top RP's. It wasn't evidence that was showing cause and affect, it was just a correlation.
If people who drink a glass of red wine 5 times per week make on average over $250K per year, that doens't mean that by drinking 5 glasses of wine per week, you're going to become rich. It means that you drink 5 glasses of wine per week because you're rich. Just for an example. (I know you know about this Hootie, just throwing it out there to show why correlations can be meaningless).