Originally Posted by RedsManRick
Would you like to wager on the Cards' team AVG w/RISP in 2014? I'll even let you set the over/under.
It's only fair that I play.
First, I'll go with #1 in the National League.
Now, it's just trying to guess how much above .270 they'll be.
But, before I do that, I have to mention that it wasn't just about their .330 Avg. Without looking it up again, they had about a .408 OBP and a .457 SLG, for an .865 OPS. So, it wasn't just about them having some singles "luckily" bounce where there weren't gloves. They were patient. They were aggressive on the right pitches. They raked the ball when they made contact. They were simply phenomenal with RISP the entire "regular" season (except for the playoffs, where pitching and defense took over, as it usually does).
I think they'll have the #1 Avg w/ RISP in the NL.
They'll have the #1 Obp w/ RISP in the NL.
They'll have the #1 Slg w/ RISP in the NL.
They'll have the #1 Ops w/ RISP in the NL.
And, to finally answer the question....I'll go with a .282 AVG w/ RISP, .348 OBP w/ RISP, .420 SLG w/ RISP, and .768 OPS w/ RISP.