keyboard_arrow_uptop

There are 499 baseball players (non-pitchers) who have at least 50 plate appearances this year. I sorted them by height. What follow are the correlations between height and various offensive statistical measures. Of course, correlation does not equal causation etc etc et cetera.

For fun. 

  • Batting average: .04
  • OBP: .10
  • Slugging percentage: .29
  • Isolated power: .37
  • HR rate: .41
  • Walk rate: .14
  • Playing time: .11
  • Stolen bases/game: -.23
  • Sacrifice bunts/PA: -.31

If you eliminate the fuzzy middle—the guys who are between 5' 11" and 6' 2"—and just focus on the very tall and the very short, the correlations get stronger, as they would: .55 for home run rate, -.43 for sacrifice bunts. 

Oh what fun that was. 

 

 

 

You need to be logged in to comment. Login or Subscribe
zasxcdfv
9/05
I would imagine Chris Young is an outlier.
zasxcdfv
9/05
The pitcher, not the OF. Though he would go the opposite way, I guess.