Originally Posted by qotsa04
First, you have to acknowledge the fact that OBP is the most important and valuable batting stats and the value of BB
Second, Having low SLG and OPS is inevitable consequence for Choo because he gets on base by BB a lot rather than by HIT.
Third, SLG and OPS are not as reliable batting statistics as OBP.
Slugging percentage weights hits, but not accurately (Is a double worth twice as much as a single? In short, no)
On-base plus slugging (OPS) does attempt to combine the different aspects of hitting into one metric, but it assumes that one percentage point of SLG is the same as that of OBP. In reality, a handy estimate is that OBP is around twice as valuable than SLG. (the exact ratio is x1.8)
Yes, a double is worth twice as much as a single.
single = 1 base
double = 2 bases
exactly twice as much.
I don't understand your second point, as it does not make sense. A player can both walk often and hit well for power. (Joey Votto and Shin Soo Choo vs right handed pitchers)
If Choo does not have a high OPS because of his walk rates why is he OPSing over 1.000 against right handed pitchers with a whopping .600 Slugging%?
This is not difficult:
Shin Soo Choo (2013):
vs RHP: 1.075 OPS
vs LHP: .526 OPS
Shin Soo Choo (career):
vs RHP: .929
vs LHP: .681
This is about as clear cut as it gets.
Literally the only stat that Choo has that is ok against lefties is his obp. Any way you cut it a .526 OPS is really bad.