Comments on: What a difference a half makes for Raul Ibanez http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/2590 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: JohnnyTwisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/2590/comment-page-1#comment-9136 Fri, 18 Sep 2009 20:22:48 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=2590#comment-9136 David, I co-sign your arguments 100%. (Of course, I am a grump...)

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/2590/comment-page-1#comment-9133 Fri, 18 Sep 2009 18:38:02 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=2590#comment-9133 I think that particular group that includes Ibanez does serve to show that he's a fairly consistent player--but certainly doesn't support any argument that he's as good as those other players.

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By: DavidRF http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/2590/comment-page-1#comment-9132 Fri, 18 Sep 2009 18:34:09 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=2590#comment-9132 You beat me to it. 🙂

I hope I'm not getting to much of a reputation as a grump. Putting Raul Ibanez in a group with Albert Pujols, Manny Ramirez and Alex Rodriguez is *fun* and I hope such things continue to be a part of the Stat of the Day Blog.

I just don't think the method should hold any merit in MVP/HOF arguments. (Not saying anyone here would unironically suggest such a thing for this Ibanez case :)).

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/2590/comment-page-1#comment-9130 Fri, 18 Sep 2009 18:07:18 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=2590#comment-9130 I bet I know what DavidRF is thinking---"I can make a group!"

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By: nutbunnies http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/2590/comment-page-1#comment-9129 Fri, 18 Sep 2009 18:02:03 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=2590#comment-9129 You'll notice that those other 3 players you mentioned usually are far above those totals.

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By: bradtempleman http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/2590/comment-page-1#comment-9128 Fri, 18 Sep 2009 17:48:43 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=2590#comment-9128 He's going to end up with basically the same numbers he always does, which are generally pretty good. Interestingly, he is one of only 4 players which at least 15 home runs and a .280 batting average every year since 2002: the others are Albert Pujols, Manny Ramirez and Alex Rodriguez.

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By: Neil Paine http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/2590/comment-page-1#comment-9127 Fri, 18 Sep 2009 17:30:57 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=2590#comment-9127 I wonder how unsustainably high his HR/FB ratio was early in the season... Even with the reduced 2nd-half production, he still has a career high 17.2% this season, well above his lifetime average of 9.6%. It must have been really ridiculous through those first 68 games.

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/2590/comment-page-1#comment-9125 Fri, 18 Sep 2009 14:29:49 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=2590#comment-9125 I just remembered that Ibanez hit a few HR right after the all-star break, so I checked out his splits a little differently.

First 68 games: 25 HR 68 RBI .315/.374/.674 1.048
Last 51 games: 6 HR 18 RBI .227/.314/.403 0.717

Ouch!

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