Playing With The Numbers: PrOPS Revisited
Updated: March 29, 2007, 11:09 AM ETBy David Srinivasan | Special to ESPN.com
PrOPS RevisitedLast week's look at PrOPS, a system that analyzes hitters created by Kennesaw State economics professor J.C. Bradbury, generated a decent amount of skepticism. Said Greg Smith: "There is something I noticed in your 'The Big Pretenders' chart vs. your 'Diamonds in the Rough' chart. The 'Diamonds' section, with a couple exceptions, has three things in common, a lot of homers, very little speed, and low batting averages. It seems to me, that guys who try to pull everything end up hitting weak grounders to second or short a lot, and giving the speed of some of these guys, they aren't going to be beating out any of them any time soon."