Originally Posted by jojo
Take home: Clutch likely exists but it's such a small effect that randomness gobbles it up and using clutch to inform decisions is inferior to using career numbers/projections.
It's a novel confirmation of what we already knew.
I'd say the take home is "clutch exists but we have not yet been able to harness it with a stat."
This is a frustrating reality for some folks intent on proving everything with numbers. Not everything can be reduced to stats and this is one of them. Further complicating this is that there are clutch batters and clutch pitchers. In fact you'll find fierce competitors at the top of every sport.