Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling
People in this discussion have been advocating using batting average as an important tool in measuring the production of players and are arguing that the Reds need to bring in high batting average hitters to improve the offense. Only after that strategy was debunked did they try to salvage batting average as merely a "learn more about a player" stat.
If that's your perception, so be it. I don't agree that anything has been "debunked."
I, for one, would like some higher BA hitters on the team. I think the inability to get hits consistently hurts the Reds.
Best case, these guys would walk as well and have .350 plus OBPs. But I don't just want a selective walker. I want a guy who regularly gets base hits, if one or two could be acquired.