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DETERIORATED HITTERS
Albert Chen
April 11, 2011
DHs get paid to do one thing—and, as measured by overall OPS, they're getting worse at it. Here is how DH productivity in the AL has fallen since 2000 (yearly rank among all positions in parentheses)
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April 11, 2011

Deteriorated Hitters

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DHs get paid to do one thing—and, as measured by overall OPS, they're getting worse at it. Here is how DH productivity in the AL has fallen since 2000 (yearly rank among all positions in parentheses)

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2000 .825 (2nd)

2001 .786 (2nd)

2002 .788 (2nd)

2003 .788 (4th)

2004 .791 (4th)

2005 .778 (3rd)

2006 .819 (T-1st)

2007 .802 (2nd)

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