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Reply to "One example of how HS stats become questionable."

Stats4Gnats posted:

Attended the awards ceremony for the season today. When the JV coach was handing out trophies for outstanding performances, I got that there were so few on a team the was 0-16-1 with 10 games not reporting a score, and the coach was looking for anything positive. But one team “highlight” was too tough to swallow, even with that understanding.

 

In those 17 reported games, a total of 36 runs were scored, so I almost had my Diet Coke coming out of my nose when he proudly announced they’d stolen 147 bases and only been caught 15 times. That’s not a typo. 162 attempted SBs with only 15 CS.

 

When people see that kind of stat, of course they question all HS stats, and that’s reasonable. But the truth is, even though certainly not all HS scorers can tell the difference between a wild pitch and a stolen base, most do a better job than that.

I don't even believe the number including wild pitches and passed balls. That would mean the team had  at least 147 runners in scoring position but scored just 36.

that could happen of course but at that level I would expect about 20 runs coming from wild pitches and passed balls alone with risp (because the other team doesn't suddenly stop throwing wild pitches if they threw that many before).

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