Originally Posted by 757690
Thanks. Nice work. You are much smarter than I.
However, if I were as smart as you, I could come up with a slash line that would make the slap hitter more effective. My main point is that if guy gets only singles and is able to get the same slash line as a guy with lots of walks and HR's, the singles hitter would be more productive. However, the slash lines wouldn't look like the ones used in this example.
If you want to suggest a slash line to test I can plug it into my new spreadsheet to make the calculations.
The one that we tested above was a pretty extreme comparison. It compared a strong power hitter vs a strong singles/double hitter and found that they were both equally productive. I think as long as the OBP and SLG portions of the slash line are the same then we will find equal production no matter what the AVGs are. It shouldn't matter what combination of singles, walks and home runs the hitter has either. If the slash line is the same the total production will be the same. I would be happy to test any scenarios you have in mind that might give us a different result.
The lesson we are learning as it pertains to the Reds is this: the Reds need to improve their OBP and SLG without worrying about the AVG. Or in other words, don't sacrifice any of the team's OBP or SLG to improve the AVG.