I think what you are missing is that being afraid of trial and therefore never going to trial is different than rarely going to trial because the defense bar knows you are so good that they never challenge you at trial. How can you know this distinction from mere statistics?
One of the largest plaintiff's firms in my state has a policy that all their attorneys have to try a case at least once a year. They want to make sure defendants know they are not afraid to try cases. But they don't seek to try many cases. There are other firms that try more cases but who do not have nearly the same reputation. And one case a year is not much.