Found November 14, 2012 on Baseball Professor:
Everybody loves blind resumes. Fans love testing their baseball knowledge and we also love surprises. One of the biggest surprises about second base this year was the fact that it was so weak in batting average. In 2012, second basemen hit just .253. It was the first time that second basemen hit lower than the league average since 1996. Both of the following players had the same batting average, and both had seasons worthy of starting in any league, despite being taken on opposite ends of the draft. (ADPs taken from MockDraftCentral.com) Batting average and runs are really the only similarities here. Player A obviously had the better season in terms of power, while Player B had the better season in terms of speed. Player A, Dustin Pedroia, was thought to be the go-to second baseman after Robinson Cano had left the board in most drafts. Player B, on the other hand, Jose Altuve, put up great numbers for his first full season despite being drafted in the last few rounds of most drafts...
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