Found April 12, 2013 on The Fantasy Fix:
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For some time, I’ve been bizarrely intrigued by Elvis Andrus. Once, he appeared to be the next Jose Reyes, a 100+ run, 40+ steal, fantasy behemoth. While he has been a sturdy fantasy performer, he has often put together great first halves that were never a prelude to greatness. For whatever reason, people seem unaware that Andrus does a Jekyll and Hyde routine in the first and second halves of the season: Split G PA R H 2B 3B SB CS BA OBP TB 1st Half 328 1413 201 347 46 15 81 20 .279 .347 444 2nd Half 276 1192 142 285 44 10 42 23 .270 .337 370 Andrus has been caught stealing more times in the second half despite 36 less attempts—both the lack of attempts and success are disconcerting. With pretty close on base rates, the logical conclusion is that the rigors of a season wear Andrus down. Last week, prompted by a tweet from Matthew Pouliot, I began to wonder if there is a league wide decline in SB attempts ...
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