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Mistake-prone ways stunting Cutler's growth

Broncos QB Jay Cutler has put up big numbers, but his penchant for mistakes makes him one of the most overrated players at the halfway mark, writes KC Joyner.

Originally Published: November 5, 2008
By KC Joyner | Special to ESPN.com

One of my favorite Bill James essays was one he wrote in the 1983 Baseball Abstract about the use of statistics at the halfway point of the season to determine which players should be chosen for the All-Star Game.

Glossary of terms

Toby Harrah, a mediocre third baseman, had a set of statistics in the first half of the 1982 season that were somewhat better than those of perennial All-Star George Brett. But Brett received the nomination over Harrah, and there was some ...

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