Originally Posted by Raisor
Of the Reds top 8 hitters (by number of PA's), three had sub 85 OPS+.
I wouldn't worry about the Royals.
That might be a little misleading imo. Hairston and Hernandez were two of those guys, and they both had an 84 OPS+. It really wouldn't have been a big deal if other players (i.e. Jay Bruce, Brandon Phillips picked up the slack) or if Willy Taveras (48 OPS+) weren't dragging the team down so much.
Fwiw, the Rockies made it to the playoffs this year with three of their top eight hitters having a sub-85 OPS+:
84+ Clint Barmes
66+ Garrett Atkins
79+ Ryan Spilborghs