Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Newsletter Excerpt, July 6, 2022 -- "Mariners Worse, But Better"

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"That’s not been the case in 2022. A team that was 39% better than its baseline in high-leverage spots in ’21 is 9% worse in them this year. As statheads have long preached, clutch hitting isn’t a skill over and above hitting, and outlier performances in those spots, good and bad, will always regress."