April 10, 2011

Meaningless numbers

There's been plenty of chatter on the sabermetric blogs lately about the meaningless stats bandied about by broadcasters during the early stages of the season.  The best way I've seen the validity of these numbers debunked is on Jeff Sullivan's post on the Indians-Mariners game at Lookout Landing (on SB Nation):

In the bottom of the first, the broadcast flashed a Justin Masterson [the Indians' starting pitcher] stat graphic showing his lefty/righty splits on the season. After one game. The only thing I wish is that they would've shown his home/road splits instead.

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