MLB Today 3/9/2020

I work a lot with stats, and one thing that I have discovered is that people with a high OBP-BA generally have a lower batting average. Now I can see why that is, and you probably can too. But, if you look closer, you see that the doughnut hole isn’t a hole, but another doughnut. -Knives Out

In my master spreadsheet that I am creating, I have done 15 teams. That’s half of the MLB. And I ran OBP-BA, which will be from now on be called OBA, through my computer, and I found that 20 players have an OBA > .100. Now of those 20, 10 had an AVG <.250. And of those 10, 8 had an AVG <.225.

So we now go back to the main 20, and we can see that 40% of people with an OBA >.100 have an AVG <.225.

in my experience, catchers have a very low AVG. But they do have a high OBP. Which leads me to the question, of those 20 players, how many are catchers? As it turns out, 5 are catchers. That means that 25% of the >.100 OBA group are catchers, and 33.3% of teams have a catcher with an OBA of >.100. Let’s take a breather real fast.

I also saw that of those 20, 4 were 3B, 2 were RF, 4 were 1B, 1 was 2B, 2 were SS, and 2 were CF. Of course, I still have 15 more teams left. So a lot more work on my end.

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