Originally Posted by scott91575
What if you had to choose between these slash lines?
That is what 143 stolen bases can do to a slash line if you figure in the fact 143 extra bases are added to a guys slugging percentage and caught stealing is taken from average/OBP (I did equal number walks and singles). Now, it won't be quite to that number since there are probably a couple doubles in there and a caught stealing at third. That would erase a double instead of a single or a walk like I did. Yet the numbers would still be rather similar. Maybe down to .292/.353/.700 at worst.
edit: BTW, your Hamilton numbers were short changing him to start with. Were those his AA only numbers at that point? He just went 5 for 7 in his last 2 ballgames. You can't just use his AA numbers anyway. Too small of a sample size.
Problem is 1 steal does not equal 1 total base, so you can't just add it to the slugging and pretend the two things are equal, because they aren't. Steals don't advance other runners. Hits do.
Either way, Oscar Taveras has had a much stronger season than Billy Hamilton has. Again, Billy Hamilton has had a good season and a bunch of steals. The other guys on the list have had incredible seasons all around.