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09-18-2012, 09:37 PM
.. but I'm not wrong
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Are you guys talking about the percentage of hits over an entire season? [In other words: (number of players hits in a season) divided by (total number of team's hits in a season)]

If that's the case, I think it's a bad analysis.

The premise is that the more hits a player dishes, the more likely he is to become injured.

It's a good premise, but if he becomes injured, he won't accumulate hits while he misses games. Meanwhile his teammates will continue to rack up hits, and their "percentage of total team hits" values relative to his will increase and his percentage will be disproportionately low.

A better gauge would be to determine a player's "percentage of team hits" relative to only the games he actually plays in a season, then rank the entire rosters based on that stat. And view the games played/missed stat in that context.

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