Sunday, October 26, 2008

Another Look At Consistency

Last week I had a post on which players had the most consistent careers. One measure I used was a player's yearly standard deviation in offensive winning percentage. Then I divided by the mean, thinking that high OWP hitters would fluctuate more. But Gerry Myerson suggested on the SABR-list that with an upper bound on OWP of 1.000, the best hitters won't fluctuate more than the worst. So I redid the list, which you can see if you click here. Actually, this time there are two lists, as there were last week. One ranks everyone just in standard deviation and the other is SD divided by number of years.

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