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James Loney’s Late Surge: Regression To The Mean Or Legitimate Growth?

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"James Loney, forever a spark plug for debate among executives, scouts, and fans alike. Prior to the 2002 draft, there was debate as to whether he was better as a pitcher or a hitter. During his time in the minors, there was debate as to whether he would ever use his size to develop a power stroke. In the majors, he has sparked many different debates between fans, most of them revolving around his RBI totals. Now though, there’s a different debate going on, one that revolves around his sudden improvement late in 2011 season. His monthly OPS splits tell the story, reading .489, .763, .786, .455, 1.066, and 1.091. More importantly though, why has he improved and could it mark a turning point in his career?" I thought the post was interesting and deserved attention. Go check it out if you want.
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