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Curt
07-03-2012, 10:28 AM
Batting
G (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/min/stats?stat_category=mlb.stat_category.1&sort=mlb.stat_type.1)
AB (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/min/stats?stat_category=mlb.stat_category.1&sort=mlb.stat_type.2)
R (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/min/stats?stat_category=mlb.stat_category.1&sort=mlb.stat_type.3)
H (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/min/stats?stat_category=mlb.stat_category.1&sort=mlb.stat_type.4)
2B (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/min/stats?stat_category=mlb.stat_category.1&sort=mlb.stat_type.5)
3B (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/min/stats?stat_category=mlb.stat_category.1&sort=mlb.stat_type.6)
HR (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/min/stats?stat_category=mlb.stat_category.1&sort=mlb.stat_type.7)
RBI (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/min/stats?stat_category=mlb.stat_category.1&sort=mlb.stat_type.8)
BB (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/min/stats?stat_category=mlb.stat_category.1&sort=mlb.stat_type.14)
K (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/min/stats?stat_category=mlb.stat_category.1&sort=mlb.stat_type.17)
SB (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/min/stats?stat_category=mlb.stat_category.1&sort=mlb.stat_type.12)
CS (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/min/stats?stat_category=mlb.stat_category.1&sort=mlb.stat_type.13)
AVG (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/min/stats?stat_category=mlb.stat_category.1&sort=mlb.stat_type.23)
OBP (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/min/stats?stat_category=mlb.stat_category.1&sort=mlb.stat_type.24)
SLG (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/min/stats?stat_category=mlb.stat_category.1&sort=mlb.stat_type.25)
OPS (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/teams/min/stats?stat_category=mlb.stat_category.1&sort=mlb.stat_type.26)


Danny Valencia (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/8665)
27
100
9
19
5
1
1
11
2
23
0
1
.190
.204
.290
.494


Chris Parmelee (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/9062)
37
100
8
19
5
1
1
4
9
26
0
0
.190
.277
.290
.567

Brock Beauchamp
07-03-2012, 11:11 AM
That's funny. How often do stats line up that closely?

James
07-03-2012, 11:25 AM
That's funny. They do line up nicely, except that Parmelee sort of knows how to take a walk, at least compared to Valencia.

glanzer
07-03-2012, 12:46 PM
Wow, pretty telling numbers! Of course Valencia's were accumulated with regular playing time, and Parmelee has had to piece that together 1 or 2 games per week. So Valencia's line looks much worse.

I ran across something similar recently. My example is a little different, but it's pretty shocking nonetheless. Take a look at Vinny Castilla's 1996 and 1997 seasons for the Rockies. Something like this has to be even rarer, given the significant number of at-bats each year.

1996 .304 - 40 - 113
1997 .304 - 40 - 113

http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/castivi02.shtml

Brock Beauchamp
07-03-2012, 01:03 PM
Wow, pretty telling numbers! Of course Valencia's were accumulated with regular playing time, and Parmelee has had to piece that together 1 or 2 games per week. So Valencia's line looks much worse.

I think those numbers are the opposite of telling. One set is from a 24 year old player facing major league pitching for the first time. The other is from a 28 year old player with over 1000 PAs.