Originally Posted by CaiGuy
Ryan Howard has a line of .234/.324/.508 with 28 home runs and 129 k's.
Adam Dunn has a line of .228/.381/.544 with 27 home runs and 100 k's.
Howard has 84 RBI's. (first in the NL)
Dunn has 60 RBI's.
What is the moral of the story?
(Hint: Howard plays for the Phillies and Dunn plays for the Reds)
Ryan Howard's teammates are better than Dunn's teammates at getting on base and providing baserunners for Howard to drive in. Put Howard on the Reds batting in Dunn's spot, and he doesn't have anywhere near 84 RBI. Put Dunn on the Phillies batting Howard's spot, and he's far beyond 60 RBI.
A prime example of the "teammate dependent" factor in RBI, and why I could give a rats tail about RBI.