Re: Ode to the bad player
Originally Posted by Always Red
Gary Redus- hit .462 for Billings his first year in the system.
Duane Walker- took Nolan Ryan deep twice in the same game his rookie year with the Reds.
Kal Daniels- one of the very best pure hitters the Reds have had in my time.
Redus had a fine career as a part time player with the Pirates and Phillies. Daniels put up better numbers at the same age than Barry Bonds. He also had an ok career with the Dodgers. I wouldn't include either on the list.
Duane Walker was my favorite as a kid for some reason, but yeah, he belongs here.
Sabermetrics can be boiled down to this simple truism: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.