Originally Posted by Goose1701
RBI's don't have anything to do with whether a player is a good hitter or not and the World Series experience is completely irrelevant.(Not to mention he has a .684 OPS in those 2 WS).
Given normal luck, Young might be a slightly better hitter than Frazier overall, but I'd taking Frazier's defense, upside, and contract over Young's without thinking twice.
RBI are important. Sure they are a function of where you hit in the lineup but certain players have a propensity to get them. Others don't. It's not luck or Frazier would be batting cleanup right now and this team would have no issues. On what planet is fraziers D is above average? Is there another Frazier on the team that I'm not watching? And experience in pressures situations matters a ton. So does veteran leadership which this team has none of. We can put Frazier in left and when lutz outplays him we can find a new excuse to keep him.