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05-08-2013, 10:10 PM   #28
TOBTTReds
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Re: Should the Reds consider dealing Chapman for offensive help?

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 Originally Posted by nate That's not really surprising because that's how math works. Higher numbers = a higher percentage. Every team is going to look like this. If you play 10 games, score 10 runs in 1 game and 10 runs in the other 9, you've scored 50% of your runs in 10% of your games. Put another way, the Reds have scored 38% of their runs in 15% of their games. As a comparison, the NL has scored 43% (the closest percentage I could find to 38%) of it's runs in 20% of it's games. The Reds have scored 2 or fewer runs in 38% of their games. The NL has scored 2 or fewer runs in 35% of their games. The Reds have scored 5 or more runs in 50% of their games. The NL has scored 5 or more runs in 39% of their games. The Reds have scored 1 run in 24% (8) of their games. Then again, they score 4 runs or higher 56% of the time while the league only does that 51% of the time.
All of this is exactly my point. I wasn't saying our offense was good or bad in my post. Just saying that you can explain our offense with stats in 50 different ways, and make them look any way you want, like they score x % of runs in 5 games.

But thanks for letting me know how math works, that was really informative for me.

Last edited by TOBTTReds; 05-08-2013 at 10:14 PM.

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