Originally Posted by PuffyPig
Even when you multiply OBA by 1.7 it's still quite a bit higher.
Well, maybe I was stating the obvious somewhat. But I did want to explicitly make the point that even those of us who absolutely love what he's doing right now recognize that he would be more valuable trading walks for power -- assuming each come in right ratio.
Seems like most people on the thread are in pretty broad agreement.
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.