Re: Most overrated player in baseball?
Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling
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.
Also a vastly different game when Rose was playing. Fewer teams. Pitching not as diluted. Bigger parks (for the most part) with huge fences. Who knows how his OPS would have looked playing in the Great American Bandbox.
Rounding third and heading for home...