Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Newsletter Excerpt, May 10, 2022 -- "The Dead (Ball) Sox"

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"The Sox are hitting .228, which isn’t that far off the league mark of .233. The shocking thing is that a team that had a middle-of-the-pack walk rate last year and returned pretty much its entire lineup is now last in MLB with a 6.1% walk rate, and last with 62 unintentional walks drawn."