Originally posted on Simon On Sports  |  Last updated 3/12/9
Numbers on Steroids is a look at baseball players during the 90s to see if anything screams out at you.

Remember Greg Vaughn? No? Well he hit a lot of homers out of nowhere, so we take a peak.

Averages Say: Mr. Spikes a lot

At Bats Per Home Run Says: Not Very Good for Awhile And Then Very Good

Explaining It Away

Greg Vaughn was an excellent prospect being selected 4th overall in the 1986 draft out of Miami. He was always a swing for the fences type of guy and never really had an average above .272 in a single season. His production severely fell off in 2000 at the age of 34 which can be explained as A) He was getting older and B) He was playing in Tampa for miserable teams.

The Verdict

Greg Vaughn is one of those players that has ok power numbers throughout his 20s and then all of a sudden in his low 30s he morphs into an animal. That throws up significant red flags. Can a player go through his entire 'Prime' and not figure it out until his skills become diminished? It's not like his average or obp or anything about his all around game improved, it was simply his power and his slugging percentage. It's not a guilty verdict but...

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