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Singles help very little in generating runs. Extra base hits help much, much more. That may seem obvious, but here's data to show how extreme this difference is. I ran two correlations on 2022 to date team stats. One between runs scored and singles hit. One between runs scored and extra base hits. A correlation is a number between -1 and 1. 1 is a pefrect correlation. There is a 100% direct impact of one stat on the other -1 is an inverse correlation. There is a 100% opposite impact of one stat on the other. 0 is no correlation. There is no impact of one stat on the other. The correlation between singles and runs is .185. This means there is very little correlation between hitting singles and scoring runs. The correlation between extra base hits and runs is .860. This means there is an extremely high correlation between extra base hits and scoring runs. This literally took me 5 minutes to do. I don't understand why a $1B+ franchise doesn't have someone pulling data like this and using it to make decisions about players and coaches.
bmags posted a topic in Pale Hose TalkNobody asked for it, but just to prove just how terrible hahn has been as GM at free agency now with our 2018-19 class. (this is somewhat edited toward players likely to be mlb signings) I bolded anyone that was a great signing (exceeded value of contract). 2012-13 Dewayne Wise Jeff Keppinger Tony Pena Matt Lindstrom 2013-14 Jose Abreu (skeptical if it counts) Zack Putnam Felipe Paulino Ronald Belisario Scott Downs Dylan Axelrod Brian Omogrosso 2014-15 Junior Guerra (let go for nothing later) Zack Duke Adam LaRoche David Robertson Melky Cabrera Brad Penny Emilio Bonifacio Geovany Soto Scott Carroll Jesse Crain Gordon Beckham Nicky Delmonico Matt Albers 2015-16 Matt Purke Alex Avila Dioner Navarro Jacob Turner Matt Albers Mat Latos Jimmy Rollins Austin Jackson Chris Volstad 2016-17 Derek Holland Cody Asche Everth Cabrera Geovany Soto Gregory Infante Anthony Swarzak Peter Bourjas 2017-18 Matt Skole Welington Castillo Miguel Gonzalez Chris Volstad Xavier Cedeno Jeanmar Gomez Bruce Rondon Hector Santiago 2018-19 James McCann Kelvin Herrerra Jon Jay Who is excited to go discount shopping with Rick Hahn?? We have plenty of money for b/c free agents! EDIT - see post with $/WAR