The Baseball Exchange


A follow-up to the response to the last-last post. by 27yankees
September 30, 2007, 2:52 am
Filed under: Arizona Diamondbacks, Baseball Statistics

I found the articles with the data I was looking for:

In Theory, Diamondbacks Are Winning Way Too Often (New York Times – Dan Rosenheck)
No Mirage in Arizona (The Hardball Times – Chris Jaffe)

This is a small sample of data and it could be luck. But the point is, there does appear to be a reason for their overperforming their Pythagorean record.

And, the point still stands: A whole seasons worth of run differential and statistics should be thrown out the door come October – the D-Backs, if they catch fire, could do just as well as anyone else in the playoffs.

TwentySeven

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