Originally Posted by Brittingham.Sam
Votto did not produce the same amount runs as jim rice. at all. Its not even close. I understand Votto has a fantastic eye which make his OPS go through the roof. But They slugged very similarly through age 28.
Also votto isn't out of his prime yet, he too will see his ops and slugging fall as he gets past 32 years old just like everyone else.
By produce do you mean RBI? RBIs are not a gauge of talent. They are a gauge for the lineup you are placed in, where in the lineup you are, and the run environment of the era/ballpark.
If you go by wRC+ (The amount of runs a player creates compared to the rest of his peers, ballpark adjusted) Votto did produce more runs than Jim Rice.