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    Switched at Birth?

    Batting G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
    Danny Valencia 27 100 9 19 5 1 1 11 2 23 0 1 .190 .204 .290 .494
    Chris Parmelee 37 100 8 19 5 1 1 4 9 26 0 0 .190 .277 .290 .567

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    That's funny. How often do stats line up that closely?

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    That's funny. They do line up nicely, except that Parmelee sort of knows how to take a walk, at least compared to Valencia.
    You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by glanzer View Post
    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.

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