How often are 2nd half splits more predictive than full season numbers? I bet not very often. Maybe slightly more for young players, but I bet its less than what warrants how often we see this article. Not saying don’t write it. Interesting to think about. I just doubt the info is very useful.
The thing about this is that Kipnis actually performed fairly well in Sept/Oct, .274/.369/.372 with 19 R, 1 HR, 11 RBI, 5 SB. Sure, it’s not going to set the world on fire, but from 2B it isn’t bad. Given his previous two month slump it was a welcome relief to see him posting solid numbers again. Even in July, he was league average with 101 wRC+, so while it sucked and scared a few owners he was still serviceable in deeper leagues and looked like he was worth riding out.
Comment by Stuck in a slump — October 24, 2012 @ 12:25 pm