Originally Posted by brad1176
Do you consider Pete Rose highly overrated then?
Not being argumenative, just like to get your take on this.
Yes I do. Both are overrated for the same reasons.
Incidentally, Ichiro gets extra credit in his OPS+ for playing in pitchers' park in Seattle most of his career. But keep in mind that Ichiro was actually perfectly suited for that ballpark and it actually helped him while hurting the slugger types. Ichiro's OPS was slightly higher at home than on the road because Safeco is a perfect haven for slap-hitters.