Our Cruz Hitting Profile Explained (2nd of 3)

In the first part we used our not-yet-fully-revealed but “fully-operational” … [its a trap!  not really] … Flowchart Profiler to zero in on Nelson Cruz’ non-random skill set. We found: Cruz has the all-important power factor: consistently hitting the ball hard in the air. Cruz does not consistently hit line drives for hits-in-play. Cruz does…

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How Much Will Cruz Regress to the Mean? (3rd of 3)

In the first parts we identified Nelson Cruz’ Flowchart Profile (Power: yes; Line Drives: no; Plate Skills: no), and learned that among hitters with that skill-set his career stats (.829 OPS) are considerably above the mean (.754 OPS). More than that, he’s coming off two seasons (.833 and .859) that are above his career norms.…