Comments on: Austin Jackson’s Hot Start http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5722 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: links for 2010-05-03 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5722/comment-page-1#comment-17121 Mon, 03 May 2010 14:07:07 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5722#comment-17121 [...] Baseball-Reference Blog » Blog Archive » Austin Jackson’s Hot Start Only 12 players have had 12 or more multi-hit games in their first 25 games. Austin Jackson is one of them. [...]

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By: Weekly Recap « Caught Looking http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5722/comment-page-1#comment-17115 Mon, 03 May 2010 13:31:46 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5722#comment-17115 [...] scored, one home run, five stolen bases and two triples in 25 games. Baseball Reference’s Stat of the Day blog did a great post on how many players since 1952 put together 11 or more 2-hit games within the first 25 games of [...]

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By: zlionsfan http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5722/comment-page-1#comment-17086 Sun, 02 May 2010 22:42:42 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5722#comment-17086 This list is also a good illustration of the dangers of conclusions based on small sample sizes. If someone were to say "This just goes to show that Austin Jackson is definitely going to be a quality hitter" or something of the sort, you could respond "Yeah, like Matt Kata", and they still wouldn't get it. (I'm sure someone on TV has already made a comment to the effect that Jackson has an outstanding career in front of him.)

Pretty much any list with a relatively small number of games is going to look like this one, with some duds, some stars, and some in-between players. Look at, say, most hitless games in first 25 (4 PAs or more per game), or most multi-HR games in first 50.

They sure are fun to create, though!

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By: Jim http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5722/comment-page-1#comment-17076 Sun, 02 May 2010 18:17:17 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5722#comment-17076 Interesting that BU has a combined .302 average for all players in the majors. However, the only person with a higher average than .300 is Mickey Cochrane with .320. Shows a thing or two about sample size

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By: Spartan Bill http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5722/comment-page-1#comment-17074 Sun, 02 May 2010 18:06:40 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5722#comment-17074 He is already 2 for 2 in the 3rd inning today against Weaver.

Goodwin had 2 hits in his 26th game, but leis didn't. so Austin Jackson is now tied for 2nd on this list behind Curtis Goodwin.

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By: Chauncey http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5722/comment-page-1#comment-17072 Sun, 02 May 2010 17:30:48 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5722#comment-17072 @Zachary
You should be proud of your alma mater's players' cumulative .302 BA! May I suggest sponsoring the site's BU page?

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By: Zachary http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5722/comment-page-1#comment-17065 Sun, 02 May 2010 06:50:48 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5722#comment-17065 Good to see the Golden Greek! He's one of my alma mater's greatest athletes.

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By: Kelly http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5722/comment-page-1#comment-17062 Sun, 02 May 2010 03:36:41 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5722#comment-17062 Interesting how few "greats" are on this list. One HOFer, one future HOFer, and a couple of borderliners in Kuenn, Lynn and Griffey, otherwise this is a pretty mediocre list of players. I would have thought a lot more of the greats would be on here.

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By: JWL http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/5722/comment-page-1#comment-17060 Sun, 02 May 2010 01:24:53 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=5722#comment-17060 I am mad that I drafted Jackson in a fantasy draft in February and then cut him in March after reading negative predictions on him in Baseball Prospectus. This reminds me that I have had bad fantasy seasons whenever I buy that book.

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