Re: Team On-Base Percentage and a Balanced Lineup
Originally Posted by 757690
Choo was a 5 win player last year, Bruce was a 4 win player.
Let's pretend I'm not one of those people who believes that defensive WAR for outfielders is a bunch of hooey. Surely, you wouldn't consider it fair to compare Choo and Bruce defensively when Bruce was permitted to play his natural position and Choo was not?
My point is that when you look at offensive
war - something that is innately more reliable - Choo proved to be nearly twice the player in 2013 that Bruce was.
Choo 6.3 wins above replacement (61 runs above replacement)
Bruce 3.3 wins above replacement (32 runs above replacement)
How, then, are those people of the future—who are taking steroids every day—going to look back on baseball players who used steroids? They're going to look back on them as pioneers. They're going to look back at it and say "So what?" - Bill James, Cooperstown and the 'Roids