Re: Justin Upton traded to Braves
Originally Posted by REDblooded
Not including Francisco and his robust K every 2.74 AB's, this is what the heart of the Braves new order did last season:
AB - Total K - AB/K
Averages for the 4 above
555.4 147.8 3.82
That's a whole bunch of swing and miss...
Basically, at the team level, there's no meaningful correlation between strikeouts and wOBA. And to the extent that striking out more hurts, improving your team baserunning helps your offense more than striking out more hurts.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.