Originally Posted by Kc61
Please explain how OBP can be important and BA unimportant. It's illogical.
BA reflects hits per official at bats. Hit percentage is a big part of OBP, it directly feeds into OBP. Anyone who disregards BA, but says OBP is very important, IMO is, well, incorrect.
The Reds have a relatively low BA team. They also have a relatively low OBP team. The two are strongly related.
Batting average is the foundation of more important stats. It's extremely important, but doesn't mean all that much by itself.