The Law of Averages Will Kick Your Ass
One of the things I find striking about baseball is the extent to which players who have big seasons quickly regress back to either their mean performance and/or the league mean performance. A case in point: last year Chris Davis hit 53 HRs and had a 1.007 OPS, about 200 basis points above his career average up to that point. This season, and still only 28 years old, Davis is batting .198 this season with a .705 OPS. That’s the law of averages striking back with a vengeance.