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.



Leave a Comment so far
Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: