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Circling the Bases: Trend Analysis

Ray Flowers

Ray Flowers

The co-host of The Drive on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (Sirius 210, XM 87: M-F at 5-8 PM EDT), Ray Flowers has spent years squirreled away studying the inner workings of the fantasy game to the detriment of his personal life. You can follow Ray on Twitter (@BaseballGuys), he never sleeps, and you can also find more of his musings at BaseballGuys.com.

Should we consider trends with players? Of course we should. However, paying attention to the correct trends is the best way to receive the proper results. We often turn to first and second half splits when analyzing players. Should we? Mark Trumbo will be our test case.

SECOND HALF FADE?

Here we go again. Mark Trumbo went 0-for-4 Monday as he left four guys on base and as his batting average dipped to .235. I say here we go again because of a troubling trend that continues to vex.

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