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    Re: "No matter what the stat boys say, you put the ball in play." - Dusty

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Of the 15 highest rate strikeout guys, 11 have an OPS over .750.
    Of the 15 lowest rate strikeout guys, 4 have an OPS over .750.
    Yep. For 2013 batting title qualifiers, the top 50 (highest) K/AB-rate hitters have an aggregate OPS of .786. The bottom 50 (lowest) K/AB-rate hitters have an aggregate OPS of .748.

    A 40 point OPS gap between teams is worth @75 to 100 Runs per year to the advantage of the higher OPS offense.

    I know which group I'd rather take to battle.
    "The problem with strikeouts isn't that they hurt your team, it's that they hurt your feelings..." --Rob Neyer

    "The single most important thing for a hitter is to get a good pitch to hit. A good hitter can hit a pitch thatís over the plate three times better than a great hitter with a ball in a tough spot.Ē
    --Ted Williams

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