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SIMILARITY SCORES


TBC has attemped to track similar players for each Major league batter's career statistics as well as cumulative statistics at each age.

The formula is based on a simple(ish) algorithm that compares the following statistics:

Games
At Bats
Runs
Hits
Doubles
Triples
Home Runs
Runs Batted In
Stolen Bases
Walks
Strikeouts
Hit by Pitch
For each player, for each stat, the algorithm creates a percentage difference between the two players and takes an average of all the differences resulting in a final score on 100. Two players with exact statistics would have a score of 100. The formula is only available for batters at this point.

The algorithm is derived by TBC and is intended to be a guide to help track a player's career trajectory for his entire career and at the different ages.

It is possible that over time, the formula will be tweaked and a pitching version will be added.

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