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Collette Calls: Double Down

Jason Collette

Jason Collette

Jason has been helping fantasy owners since 1999 at RotoJunkie, Fanball, Baseball Prospectus and now here at RotoWire. He covers the Tampa Bay Rays at You can hear Jason weekly on many of the Sirius/XM Fantasy channel offerings throughout the season as well as on the Towers of Power Baseball Hour Podcast on iTunes. He was selected as the Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year by FSWA in 2013.

Baseball is full of statistical oddities, which is one of the things that makes it such a beautiful sport. The other factor in play is that both hitting and pitching statistics have varying levels of year-to-year correlation, making it difficult to predict what will happen from one season to the next. That also makes it challenging for those of us that play fantasy baseball as we try to figure out what players will do from one season to the next.

One of the statistical oddities that has gotten my attention in recent seasons are those batters that end up with more home runs than doubles. It happens more often than you think during a regular season. The high-water mark came in 1999 when 37 batters who had at least 502 plate appearances did so. The next five highest figures came in

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