Re: Willy Taveras
In 2008, 19 NL leadoff hitters had 200+ PA's (in the leadoff spot).
Here is their story.
They created a combined 1,093.4 runs in 7370 PA's (RC includes SB's btw).
That's 89 RC per 600 PA's.
In Willy's career, he's put up the following RC numbers (which gives credit to SB's once again).
05 66.06 per 600 pa
06 66.66 per 600 pa
07 84.54 per 600 pa
08 63.24 per 600 PA
Even in his best year (07) he was still 5 runs short of AVERAGE. In his three other seasons he's an average of -24 runs created per 600 PA's. For the four years, he's about 20 runs short of being average.
This is not a guy you want even for "depth", let alone starting for you.
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