Re: Reds sign Willy Taveras to 2 year deal....
Originally Posted by Ron Madden
Nobody ever said that batting average doesn't mean anything.
All hitters have slumps. When a hitter with a BA driven OBP slumps he's just making outs.
When a hitter with a high walk rate slumps he can still avoid making outs by getting on base via a base on balls.
It aint that hard to understand.
What I'm trying to figure out is the demand of BA being something we shouldn't ignore when a big chunk of the BA of the player in question (Taveras) is made up of bunt singles, which are effectively no different than a Base on Balls.
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