Originally Posted by Old school 1983
Why is choo a better hitter than Molina? I think choo is better at getting on base. I'm wondering what's your reasoning is.
Although I don't want to say anything since I have received 'infraction' message for the reason of being right, I'll just say a few words.
According to your opinion, Molina is a better hitter than even Votto. Right?
In baseball, Hitter is not just a hitter.
'HItter' is a person who can reach the base not only via 'Hit' but also via Walk and HBP.
Why is Votto a great hitter? What's the differences between Votto and other hitters?
'The ability to draw walk on the basis of the plate discipline' is one of the main differences.
Many people don't appreciate the value of base on balls.(for example, leadoff walks causing the trouble)
According to the glossary of FanGraphs.com, 'OBP is considered more accurate than Batting Average in measuring a player’s offensive value, since it takes into account hits and walks. A player could bat over .300, but if they don’t walk at all, they’re not helping their team as much as a .270 hitter with a .380 OBP.'