A_K wrote:Statistical outliers don't defy logic or contradict existing statistical rationale. Any valid data set has a small but identifiable group of outliers. At this point, that's all the Orioles are. What these numbers tell us isn't that the Orioles have captured some magical skill set that allows them to evade expectations, but instead that their true talent level is worse than the standings suggest. Of course that doesn't mean we, as fans, should enjoy it any less.
Matt P wrote:even though they lead the league in errors, they are not one of the worst defensive teams in the league IMO
That statistic indicates they they WERE a very bad defensive team, but does not mean they are one NOW.
Matt P wrote:
I could be wrong but I remember a month or two ago reading a thread on another forum that stated according to UZR and other metrics that the team defense was middle of the pack.
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