Still consistent, still crappy.
I took a stab last week at comparing a team’s consistency in scoring runs to the style of ball they play. The result was a little counterintuitive- that last year, the Jays were more consistent than the best “small ball” teams, despite the idea that those teams can scratch across a run here or there when we need it, while the Jays sit back and wait for the home run.
I had a few requests to run the standard deviation for this season, so I did it for a few more teams this time:
I though the Jays would be higher this season because in May they hit .230 and slugged 40 home runs. But they’re pretty much where they were last year, which is at the lower end of the scale. And again, speed has no particular effect on the results.
I might be convinced into doing more teams if anyone can think of something (other than total runs scored) that might correlate with more consistent scoring, but for now I’m happy with the results:
- The Jays have not been an inconsistent team this year or last;
- Having a running game does not even out the runs you score.