Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling
Chasing batting average is just as likely to lead you astray as help you.
Agreed, sort of. We shouldn't be looking to necessarily lift team BA. But we should look at adding at least one BA-driven high-OB bat.
There's some alchemy with adding in a Pete Rose (for example) to a lineup of sluggers, walkers and runners. At the end of the season, it might barely push the dial in total Runs Scored but it helps with the close ones.