Last week I had some fun putting the career statistics of Nick Swisher and Curtis Granderson side by side on screen, without identifying who the players were. Since this is still the pre-season and meaty topics are running short, I figure I’ll replicate this formula, at least once more. Below you’ll see the statistics of two players who play the same position, and have similar all around games. The ages listed are how old one each was after being an everyday big leaguer for three full years.
The last time I did this my aim was to show how a narrative was forming around two players based on the trajectories they had taken to achieving roughly the same career value. The Yankees and their fans are already assuming that Nick Swisher will walk at the end of this year while Curtis Granderson will get a big contract when the time comes. The data show that both players have generated about the same value over their careers.… Click here to read the rest