Originally Posted by reds44
Batting Average, OBP, RBIs.
Maybe 4th best was exxagerated, but he certainly hasn't been the best. AK and EE have both veen better.
Batting average and RBI's aren't the best way to judge hitters. Batting average treats as if all hits are the same (ie. HR=single). That's not a very good way to judge a hitter.
RBI's are too dependent on a number of things (ie. at-bats w/runners in on base) and don't judge how well a player gets on base.
When it comes doen to OBP, SLG, and OPS, the numbers are very close and you could pretty much call all 3 even, but Dunn is actually slightly better overall (but based on the sample size there's not much difference). I see no reason to believe that Dunn can be considered clearly behind either EE or Kearns without a doubt.
And just for the record, Dunn is 2nd on the team in RBI's with 26. 2 behind EE, and 1 ahead of Kearns, despite his poor BA. RBI's can't be used against Dunn here.