Originally Posted by RedsManRick
My answer is:
1.) Scott Hatteberg
2.) Adam Dunn
3.) Ken Griffey Jr
Sure, you the last thing you want to do is make an out. But, it depends on the situation and context. If Juan Castro is on deck, I would rather have Dunn in the box than Hatteburg. If Griffey is on deck, then I like Hatteburg at the plate.
That is the problem with "clutch analysis." There are to many variables and different different kinds "clutch situations" to quantify it with one idea. People have different definitions of clutch and what a clutch player does in those situations.
Most think that Adam Dunn is not clutch. I do, however, because of his tendency not to make outs in those situations (.436 career OBP with RISP w/2 Outs), thus extending the window of opportunity.
I guess what I am am saying is that clutch is often based on peoples opinions, tastes, and personal definitions. It isn't a concrete thing and therefore cannot be measured.