I don’t care if you’ve been following the team since 1962. That by itself doesn’t make your opinion any better than someone who started following in 2015. Some of the best commenters at the site have been following the team since the 1960s and they bring with them their knowledge and experience. Some of the worst posters at the site have been following the team since the 1960s and think that makes them special. It doesn’t. Come here curious to learn new (or old) things and consider new (or old) ideas. If you think the only things that matter are Wins, RBIs and batting average – please go somewhere else. If you think everything is done better today than it was 40 years ago, you’re just as bad.
This is from our Comment Policy. I was reminded of this when someone wrote about Amed Rosario – “at best he’s a .260 hitter.”
You’ve got to do better than that.
Adam Frazier of the Pirates is batting .258 and has a .690 OPS, a .294 wOBA, an 81 wRC+ and a 0.6 fWAR.
Daniel Vogelbach of the Mariners is batting .256 and has a .939 OPS, a .392 wOBA, a 154 wRC+ and a 2.1 fWAR.
If you think those two players are equal, well, you’re not very smart.
Stop using AVG to determine how good a hitter is – it makes you look like you’re driving 10 mph under the speed limit with your blinker on for 25 miles. Come join us in the 21st Century.