Originally Posted by SteelSD
2004 Runs Created:
Juan Pierre- 104.3
Adam Dunn- 124.9
It's not even as close as this might suggest. If you correct for the difference in TPA (Pierre had 67 more PA's then Dunn did), Dunn created 30 more runs then Pierre:
Adjusting for PA's.
(Assuming 700 TPA for each player)
Juan Pierre 97.6
Adam Dunn 128.4
(Some of the following is a rehash of previous points, but hopefully in a slightly different light)
Now, let's take a look at it using RC/27 (as has been pointed out by others, RC/27 shows us how many runs a game a team of 9 Adam Dunns or 9 Juan Pierres would score).
Dunn 7.92 (162 game season=1,283)
Pierre 5.55 (162 game season=899)
Now, if we plug those numbers into the handy dandy Pythagorean Theorem of Baseball (and assume that both the Dunns and the Pierres had NL average pitching staffs) then the Dunns would go 120-42 while the Pierres would go 92-70.
That's right, a lineup of 9 Adam Dunns would win 28 more games then a lineup of Pierres. So who the heck cares if the Dunn K's alot?