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1/30/2013 10:26 PM
tec-- if you look more closely at those players-- their batting average over a career is about what you would expect from their contact and splits.  The sim determines that there has been a single, and then makes it an infield single if the player is fast.  So the correlation exists but doesn't make the player better.
1/30/2013 10:30 PM
Posted by gregsimon on 1/30/2013 9:52:00 PM (view original):
Infield hits are different than bunt hits. Two different stats.
My bad.  Long day.

Still, look at the league leaders page for a world deep into the season.  You will see a strong correlation between high speed/bunt ratings and league leaders in bunt hits.
1/31/2013 12:56 AM
Posted by dedelman on 1/30/2013 10:26:00 PM (view original):
tec-- if you look more closely at those players-- their batting average over a career is about what you would expect from their contact and splits.  The sim determines that there has been a single, and then makes it an infield single if the player is fast.  So the correlation exists but doesn't make the player better.
"The sim determines that there has been a single, and then makes it an infield single if the player is fast. "

How do you know this is true?
1/31/2013 11:37 AM
Apparently the only thing we do know with certainty is the closer your phucker is to 100 OVR the better chance you have.
1/31/2013 12:56 PM
Posted by pb15 on 1/31/2013 12:56:00 AM (view original):
Posted by dedelman on 1/30/2013 10:26:00 PM (view original):
tec-- if you look more closely at those players-- their batting average over a career is about what you would expect from their contact and splits.  The sim determines that there has been a single, and then makes it an infield single if the player is fast.  So the correlation exists but doesn't make the player better.
"The sim determines that there has been a single, and then makes it an infield single if the player is fast. "

How do you know this is true?
Reasonable question.  What I did was identify the players with the most career infield hits-- of course, they had a ton of speed.  Then, I identified players with the most similar contact/splits (and when I could, eye and power) that were slow and/or had few infield hits.  The career batting averages-- and I did 15-20 pairs of players-- were essentially identical, within a reasonable margin of error (10-20 points), and certainly not different by what the number of infield hits involved would change the batting average by.

That help?

1/31/2013 5:26 PM
I thought about doing all this kind of research once.  And then I just masturbated and drafted the highest rated player available.
1/31/2013 5:32 PM
Did you draft a true knuckleballer after your masturbatory high?
2/1/2013 1:12 PM
I would have, had one been available.
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