Originally Posted by dougdirt
His strikeout rate has actually gone up. In Bakersfield he had a 17.8% K rate. In Pensacola it is 18.4%. In the grand scheme of things, that really isn't a difference. But yeah, it hasn't actually gone down.
Too small of a comparison sample size to consider 0.6% an actual increase mid season. I am sure you could pick out the same amount of at bats in A+ where he has 18.4% K rate or above. That is what statisticians would call normal variance/within normal distribution. Plus, it's 0.6% at a higher level.
Yet his K rate was much higher in A and rookie ball. That is not normal variance. That is actual improvement.
If you actually want to point to something statistically relevant that is a difference it's his caught stealing rate.