Switched at Birth?
Posted 03 July 2012 - 09:28 AM
Posted 03 July 2012 - 10:25 AM
You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.
Posted 03 July 2012 - 11:46 AM
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
Posted 03 July 2012 - 12:03 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.