Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Newsletter Excerpt, January 18, 2022 -- "Fun With Numbers: Shohei Ohtani"

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"There’s no zealot like a convert, of course, so take my opinion as coming from someone who was a skeptic one year ago. For me, though, the greatest statistical outlier in sports history is the guy who was a four-win player -- a top-five hitter -- and a four-win pitcher. That’s never been done before, and may never be done again."