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Kepler

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Is there any research on how measures of dispersion affect offensive productivity?

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(The URL is irrelevant. Wasn't sure what to put since this is not a linked article. But hey, enjoy it.) For example, take two teams with the same team OBP. Does the team with the lower standard deviation of OBP among its starters (i.e., a more even distribution) tend to outperform the team with a higher one? I ask because I wonder whether having a "defense only" player in the lineup has a negative effect on offense disproportionate to his suckitude. (I realize you are buying back some of the value in saved runs, but that isn’t my question here.)

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How much WAR does one perfect game contribute?

There are at least two ways to ask this question. 1. Zach Wheeler is promoted to the majors, takes the mound once, pitches a perfect game, and then quits baseball to become a Trappist monk. ...

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