Originally Posted by mth123
I think what is being ignored here is KC's original premise that this team needs some diversification of its skillset. Its not necessarily that Mickey Slaphitter is better than Jack Slugger. The problem is that the Reds have a team filled with Jack Sluggers and there isn't a Mickey Slaphitter to be found. I know this, I just watched the Reds leave a small army on base in Games 3, 4 and 5 of the series they lost to the Giants. Two outs and a runner on second, I'd much rather have Mickey Slaphitter up there to get the run home than I would Jack Slugger. Increased ability to get a hit would seem to mean increased ability to get the hit. A walk doesn't do much good in the situation I just sighted. Its simply adds another runner to be left on base. Getting a hit on the other hand....
Small sample size. I won't base anything on 3 games. And why ignore the first two games where we scored runs?
The Reds were 12 in OBA this season, and 8th in runs scored.
That tells me that were better at getting our base runners to home than average. Becausee our % on runners scoring was better than our percentage of getting runners on base.