…Agree that SB is among the least reliable of HS stats for the reasons stated by stats. Really all the moving pieces in that vicinity are problematic. For example, you might see a pitcher for one team in a HS game get dinged for 5-10 WP that a catcher at the next level, or even the catcher on the other team, would have handled.
A great thing about HS sports is in any given game you can see the best player in the area at a given position on one team and one of the worst on the other team. You can also see the best pitcher in the area on the worst team and a really poor one on the best team. That’s why I try very hard not to get caught up in individuals and just try to score the game as honestly as possible using the scoring rules developed over more than 150 years.
Very true and an appropriate way to handle it. If more SCs took this approach, HS stats may be much more telling. Not entirely, but more than they currently are.