Over at the Detroit News, I look into whether hitters who participate in the Home Run Derby go into a slump afterwards.
The idea seemed ridiculous to me. However, I was surprised by the truth.
The Home Run Derby slump is a textbook example of regression to the mean. In writing this article, I think I developed a pretty good way to think about this crucial statistical concept.
In addition, this Home Run Derby curse has an impact on players who won’t participate.
To read the article, click here.