This is a simple statement of intent. It will be more interesting after the season.
Crowley affected hitters. This year, I am going to trying another way of exploring to what affect his absence from the everyday running of the clubhouse will have on the players. Wanting a robust sample size, I have chosen to compare the projected performance of Orioles who played last season currently on the team as well as those who have left against their performance last season. Why am I including the castoffs? In order to determine if there are any lingering effects of Terry Crowley roaming the underbelly of Camden Yards.
The metrics I will be most interested in will be % walks, % strikeouts, number of pitches, and your basic slash line (AVG / OBP / SLG).
So I guess we will see after the season.