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Walk Year
2005-12-16 05:59
by Will Carroll

In yesterday's post, I mentioned Adrian Beltre's walk year spike and I was immediately called on this. Chris in Illinois said he was "sick of the walk year stories", so I dug for where I had read this. While I *know* I read it somewhere, Dayn Perry just did a study on this for the upcoming Baseball Between The Numbers.

While I'm not going to spoil the surprise or sales, I will say that Dayn's study showed that the walk year spike isn't a myth. I'll quote him for a summary: "[P]layers: (1) perform better in their walk years, (2) do so at an age that doesn't lend itself to peaking, and (3) perform better in their walk years than they do in their pre- or postwalk seasons."

I wish I could give you more, but you know what a sales whore I am. Suffice it to say that you'll want to read Dayn's study in full, along with the rest of the cutting-edge re-examinations of issues that will have you saying "wow, I didn't know that!"

2005-12-16 06:35:04
1.   TFD
"sales whore"??

Now I understand why you always have those coupons with you!


2005-12-16 07:18:57
2.   Scott Long
Wait a minute TFD, I'm the coupon guy.

Oh and by the way, are the Twins still involved in Major League Baseball? It's been really quiet from the Humperdome.

2005-12-16 09:04:39
3.   TFD
Yeah but your coupons are for different things, Scott.

As for the Twins, maybe you didn't hear they signed Tony Batista! Whoppee! Finally that 30-homer guy. I wonder if Jerry Crasnick knew he was so powerful.

Believe me after watching the GFWS win the World Series (oh the HORROR!), and now KennyG making subsequent I'm/not/getting/complacent moves, the simultaneous decline of The Beloved is enough to make me cry this Christmas...err...Holiday Season.

Well at least we have a beautiful outdoor park to fall back on. Wait....oh well....

2005-12-16 14:54:30
4.   chris in illinois
I stand corrected, furthermore, I look forward to many more stories about players 'dialing it up' in their walk years.

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