Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Newsletter Excerpt, August 16, 2022 -- "Miscellany"


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"The engine of baseball begins to break down under a .260 batting average and a .330 OBP. MLB has gotten away with offensive levels below those marks for some time because of the ability modern hitters have to hit for power. Taking that power away has cut off the last path for offenses to produce runs."