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Get to Know: Clutch
Posted By David Appelman On March 28, 2008 @ 2:10 pm In Glossary | 9 Comments
Clutch: A measurement of how much better or worse a player does in high leverage situations than he would have done in a context neutral environment.
Why you should care: Unlike tradition clutch statistics (close & late), Clutch is a much more comprehensive statistic taking into account all situations that may or may not have been high leverage. Additionally, instead of comparing a player to the rest of the field, it compares a player to himself. A player who hits .300 in high leverage situations when he’s an overall .300 hitter is not considered Clutch.
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