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Offline JCA-CrystalCity

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Re: WNFF Index/Links suggestions
« Reply #25: April 22, 2011, 04:59:46 PM »
Chief - this is an interesting article on how many plate appearances it takes for a particular stat to become significant.  for example, swing percentage becomes more likely than not to be a significant measure of a player's propensity to swing at 50 PAs, while HR/ FB stablizes at 300 PAs and batting average takes longer than a season to stabilize.  It's kind of a seminal analytical article and, for example, would be useful to anyone trying to figure out when Mike Morse's numbers indicate a problem with him or something likely to straighten out.

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/525600-minutes-how-do-you-measure-a-player-in-a-year/#more-48077

maybe there is a stat geek thread where this is more appropriate, but what tends to happen is every few months someone starts a "What's this mean" stat thread rather than keeping that stuff consolidated.