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billnahorodny
03-31-2005, 01:35 PM
Not quite sure which forum to post this in.
I know that most discussion here about worries about spring training performance have centered on Sox pitching. And even using spring training performance to forecast a players regular season is pretty useless.
With that said, John Dewan apparently found one exception.

Nevertheless, that past research did find one exception. A hitter that has a tremendous Spring Training does correlate to a better than normal season. In precise statistical terms, a hitter with a positive difference between their Spring Training slugging percentage and their lifetime slugging percentage of .200 or more alerts us to a step forward in the coming season.


The good news is four White Sox players are on this list :gulp:

http://actasports.com/sows.php

SoxxoS
03-31-2005, 01:45 PM
If Rowand improves on last year...we are going to be VERY tough to beat.

Ol' No. 2
03-31-2005, 01:46 PM
Not quite sure which forum to post this in.
I know that most discussion here about worries about spring training performance have centered on Sox pitching. And even using spring training performance to forecast a players regular season is pretty useless.
With that said, John Dewan apparently found one exception.



The good news is four White Sox players are on this list :gulp:

http://actasports.com/sows.phpIt's not worth anything. Correlation is not the same thing as prediction.