ROTISSERIE: Recency bias and the belief in the law of small numbers

A main theme this year at BaseballHQ.com is to raise awareness of a recency bias often prevalent when we attempt to forecast future performance. In essence, "recency bias" means we use the most recent past to guide our choices. Thoughts and information that come to mind first are quite salient and often seen as most important.

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