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Baseball Sabermetrics: Home Run Decimal-Abreu vs Frazier

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Aug 12, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; Chicago White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier (21) connects for a double during the fifth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 12, 2016; Miami, FL, USA; Chicago White Sox third baseman Todd Frazier (21) connects for a double during the fifth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports /
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Follow-up to Home Run Decimal article, the analysis compares each of the best first halves for two White Sox teammates. Jose Abreu, Todd Frazier have had stellar first halves of baseball in their careers. Which players first half is better as measured by the home run decimal?

Aug 23, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu (79) hits a two run home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fifth inning at U.S. Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 23, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu (79) hits a two run home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fifth inning at U.S. Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports /

As some of you may have already read, I recently created a sabermetric formula called Home Run Decimal. Since I did that, it would make sense to test it with real-life statistics. Keep in mind that this is a home run based formula, therefore the first study is going to be on the two big power hitters the White Sox currently have. Which is Jose Abreu and Todd Frazier.

While Frazier has performed well in terms of power this season, Abreu has not. I decided to track both hitters in their best halves so far at the major league level. For Abreu, it would be the first half of 2014. Frazier also had a fantastic first half, however it would be in the following season (2015).

Now, on to the study. I am going to give you each month’s Home Run Decimal (HRD) as well as their Decimal Power Average (DPA). Not to mention both of their total scores for the entire half.

Next: April 2014: Jose Abreu

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