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Postseason: Konerko vs Beltran/Upton Home Run Decimal Sabermetrics

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May 23, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; The number of Paul Konerko is unveiled on a wall during the day that his number was retired at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports
May 23, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; The number of Paul Konerko is unveiled on a wall during the day that his number was retired at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports /

The study continues next with Paul Konerko

Paul Konerko Postseason 2005

10/4 (ALDS Game 1): vs Boston Red Sox: W 14-2, HRD: 0.7148

10/7 (ALDS Game 3): @ Boston Red Sox: W 5-3, HRD: 1.4752

10/14 (ALCS Game 3) @ Los Angeles Angels: W 5-2, HRD: 1.2643

10/15 (ALCS Game 4) @ Los Angeles Angels: W 8-2, HRD: 1.2643

10/23 (WS Game 2) vs Houston Astros: W 7-6, HRD: 2.2589

Konerko had a very good HRD total of 6.9775 (better than Beltran with less home runs-5 to 8), for the 2005 Postseason, not to mention an outstanding DPA (1.3955). Just for comparisons sake, it (Konerko’s DPA) is over half a home run (0.5475 to be exact) more than Beltran’s, meaning that in this formula Konerko’s home runs were much more valuable.

I am starting to catch a trend in these studies, which I will explain later. The White Sox were perfect in games that Konerko homered in that postseason (5-0), however they only lost one game in their quest to win the World Championship. While Konerko won his first and only title that season, his wallet got heavier in the offseason when he resigned with the White Sox by inking a 5-year, $60 million contract.

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