Its a bit of a slow weekend here, and I am having fun playing around with the Moneyshot Scoresheet. I was curious this morning what it could tell us about Harumafuji, so I went ahead and calculated scoresheets for him as he went into each Hatsu Basho of his career as an Ozeki.
It looks like Haruma came into his career as Ozeki with a strong record against his opponents, improved on that record over 2009 (such that he came into Hatsu Basho 2010 with a DoS of 21.5), then had a tough year over 2010 (such that he came into Hatsu Basho 2011 with a DoS of 33.5). Over the course of 2011, he improved his record a bit (such that he came into Hatsu Basho 2012 with a DoS of 26). Also, with his 11 wins in the Hatsu Basho, we see the likelihood that Haruma is on the upswing. Perhaps we should expect a strong performance from him in Haru 2012. Along the lines of Sumo as Science, I’ll go ahead and hypothesize that, based on Haruma’s Hatsu 2012 DoS and Win/Loss record, he will get double digit wins (let’s say better than 11) in the coming basho.
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