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Charlie Culberson is and isn’t doing it again

About a year ago, I wrote about the ridiculous, in-progress occurrence that was Charlie Culberson’s 2018 season (see here: At the time that post went up, Culberson was, by comparison of his wOBA and xwOBA marks, the luckiest player in baseball. Through 250 PAs, he managed a very good .359 wOBA on the basis of a quite bad .282 xwOBA. Over the season’s final month, his xwOBA and wOBA both fell, and the gap got a little smaller — he had an .077 gap in late August, and ended at .065. Not that it mattered, though: the .