Originally Posted by 757690
If the difference is significantly bigger than what his talent would dictate, I don't see how one cannot at least look to see if there is something else going on.
But what I get most out of that is that there are enough games on both sides for it to be important. We can't make the same judgement on say Votto or Phillips, because they aren't missing from the lineup enough.
Exactly. I wasn't even looking for a baseball explanation. I was looking for a statistical explantion. (i.e., from someone who knows about confidence intervals and the like)