Originally Posted by bgwilly31
Man did was this guy ticking me off today on the radio.
Just a few examples of his comments made.
And i usually dont mind this guy on tv. On the radio geez^ What a party pooper.
The Reds don't have Albert Pujols. That's the biggest knock against them.
In all seriousness, though, the Reds right now are about league-average in batting average, home runs, on-base percentage, OPS and walks. I think Chris Welsh would be standing in a long line here on Redszone among people thinking this team needs another big bat, but it's also statistically starting to move away from the sample size concerns and into the concept of what you see is what you get.
Heck, as a team, the Reds have a .260 batting average with RISP. Their BABIP in those same situations are .306. On the season as a whole, they are hitting .300 with balls in play. So clearly, there's not a ton of evidence to suggest they're getting lucky in these situations.
By contrast, the Cardinals, a team Welsh would say is a beacon of situational hitting, is at .309 with RISP. However, they have a .356 BABIP in RISP situations! That's more a case of 'luck' when you consider their overall BABIP is .296.