Second Half Rankings Pitchers Edition (Posted 7/07/07)
Every season we come across players who unexplainably perform at higher or lower levels during certain periods of the season. One possible explanation behind the phenomena: second half "positive trends" are due to the players inability to "get it into gear" during the first half, or the ability to "let it all out" during the second half. MLB player performances, unlike the well established principals of the stock market, do not take "random walks" but rather fall into clearly defined patterns. There are many possible explanations why players repeat trend patterns, but sometimes knowing "why" isn't as important as knowing "who".
Notable 2nd Half Risers include (in order):
Second Half difficulty has arisen on (based on a 3 year average) for the following:
All the best in the Second half! - Anthony A. Perri