Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Newsletter Excerpt, March 13, 2024 -- "Season Preview 2024: Electric Youth"


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Young players are taking over. The weighted average age of all hitters last year, as calculated by Baseball Reference, was 28.0. That’s the second-lowest figure since 1979.

These Kids Today... (lowest average age, hitters, 1980-2023)

2019   27.9
2023   28.0
2018   28.1
2022   28.2
2017   28.3