Seven pages of this thread and still not one real-world example to support BF's case. Not one.
No player exists in a vacuum.
None of the very accurate arguments made by others on this thread are drawn from a "vacuum". However, a vacuum IS the place where every one of your arguments exist.
100+ years of professional baseball tell us what we know. You still haven't been able to tie a single one of your theories to actual baseball.
And there is no "one-man-team OPS all-inclusive school of appraising". That's a myth you've conjured up in order to box your opponent and denigrate their "position". It's a position that does not, and never has existed.
And I can completely understand why you don't want to answer TRF's very valid question. So let me provide some help:
We'll use Runs Created. At a 97.3% correlation to actual Runs Scored, it's a statistic you simply can't contest:
2004 Runs Created:
Juan Pierre- 104.3
Adam Dunn- 124.9
A player's "role" on his respective team is driven by his two primary functions to aid his team's efforts to score Runs, regardless of batting order position (which is not within his ability to control). Those functions are:
1. To avoid Outs
2. To acquire as many Bases as possible
Using your logic, Juan Pierre had the better season. But, alas, it was actually Adam Dunn who performed both his functions better and, thus, aided his team in scoring 20 more Runs in 2004. He did so not because of what he did when making Outs. He did so because of what he did when he was not making Outs.