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"A" Progression


"A" Progression

There's a very large disconnect between how well "A" progression helps hitters compared with pitchers

Historically many of the best pitchers have given up few hits while walking a lot of batters so "A" is extremely useful to lower the whip and bb/9 on pitchers with high walk rates

A lot of times on an A progression a batter may not even get a single HR added and if they have over 500 AB's it is very hard to significantly improve their BA or walk rates.

I'm starting to steer clear of almost every young hitter on an A progression now unless they are already a superstar or the only option available

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But not every hitter needs to be a power hitter. And some already have high HR so not getting many more added doesn’t matter much. I don’t know that I ever see 0 HR added (unless they have few HR to start with) but it’s usually 1 or 2. C is better than A, that doesn’t change, but automatically steering clear of A for hitters doesn’t make sense.

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I've often drafted "A" progression players as they add a bit more dWar than C each season. But, for sure, the HRs added in progressions will be 0 for the "A" players some (or most) seasons. "C" progressions always add HRs.

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I just had two batters both get an 11 point ops boost with an A progression. There was a total of 4 XBH added and one of em didn’t get a HR added and it was Beltre. He even only got one walk added.

I’ve seen no HR’s a lot for A progressions

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Yes, low OPS increase because of low power increase. Any player who has low HR won’t get an increase even as an S or C. Point is, A advances the player and if you aren’t expecting power it’s great. For example, a 300 hitting 400 OBP, 8 speed guy, you’d be fine if he was ‘just an A’ because you aren’t looking for power. Just saying you avoid A because power doesn’t increase is silly. But we all agree if player A and B are same you want S, C over A