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Thread: Harang and GO/AO ratio this spring

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    Can he be stopped?
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    Apr 2005
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    Harang and GO/AO ratio this spring

    Harang has been his usual self this spring, dominating hitters, getting Ks, putting up zeroes. But one stat that has stuck out has been his ground-out to fly-out ration. Historically he has been neutral in this category, with his ratio sitting right around 1 for the past four seasons (1.05, .95, 1.04, 1.00 in 2004-2007 respectively). However, this spring, his ratio is .52 with 31 fly-outs to only 16 ground-outs (as of the 5th inning today). This is an extremely small sample size, yes, but is it predictive of things to come? Last spring, Harangís GO/AO ratio was skewed in the opposite direction, which I took as a good sign. In a ballpark like Great American, ground balls are always preferable. Is this new fly-out trend something to be concerned about, or is it simply spring and a small sample size? Iím simply curious, because Iíve been noticing high GO-AO numbers in the past few box scores (for example, today its 2-8).
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    Re: Harang and GO/AO ratio this spring

    I'd put much more faith in the numbers over the past four years than anything Harang did this spring.
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    Re: Harang and GO/AO ratio this spring

    It is just a small sample size, like you said. And in spring training I think veterans like Harang focus on just locating the fastball and stuff like that first and foremost.

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