Raise your hand if you believe that hot Septembers are pre-cursors to breakout seasons the following season.
Raise your hand if you believe in the boogeyman.
All three of those statements are nearly equal in likelihood. Every season, someone will point to a breakout player who had a hot September as evidence that causation equals correlation. In 2008, Ben Zobrist had a hot September before his breakout season in 2009. The next season, Jose Bautista quietly got hot before blowing up in 2010 while Troy Tulowitzki's amazing September in 2010 precluded his oustanding 2011. Two of the hottest hitters in baseball last September were Brent Morel and James Loney.
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