Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Fooled By Randomness

Who's the best team in the AL? If you said the Angels, you're wrong, though you're in the company of a fairly smart community.

To compare the Angels with the Red Sox and Rays, I present ten statistical categories, along with where each team ranks (among the three) in that category:

LAA Bos Tam
W-L 1st 3rd 2nd
Third-order W-L 3rd 1st 2nd
OBP 3rd 1st 2nd
SLG% 3rd 1st 2nd
OPS allowed 3rd 1st 2nd
Run differential 3rd 1st 2nd
ERA 3rd 2nd 1st
xFIP 3rd 2nd 1st
Def. Efficiency 3rd 2nd 1st
Zone Rating 3rd 2nd 1st

I think this pretty much speaks for itself.

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