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Old 03-22-2019, 12:19 PM   #56
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Originally Posted by Curve Ball Dave View Post
You're right, it would have. Exit velocity would have been a verification of the observation, it would not have uncovered something previously unseen which is my point. Exit velocity doesn't tell us what we didn't know, it simply puts a number on it.
You misunderstood again.

DiMaggio making solid contact a year prior would have been ignored in your example. You stated that DiMaggio missing high fastballs was verification that his bat was slowing down. As a result, scouts told pitchers to start throwing the high fastball.

Exit velocity would have told scouts that even on solid hits, DiMaggio's bat is slowing down. You should start challenging him more with the high fastball.

You're using the observation of a failure to prove statistical analysis was unwarranted. I'm telling you that statistical analysis would have predicted the observation.
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