Quote Originally Posted by GADawg View Post
i'm sure someone will point out that this belongs somewhere else but speaking of comparisons I keep wondering why McCutcheon is the front runner for the MVP and Votto is barely mentioned....looking at their raw numbers they weren't all that different
Because baserunning and defense are also significant parts of the game. Votto is an average 1B and average at best baserunner. McCutchen is a solid CF and plus baserunner. That's a pretty big edge in production that's not going to show up in their batting lines.