Yeah, what he said...Using BP's CAREER YEAR is nice, but I was talking on average. How about 2006:
Dunn: 131 hits + 112 BB = 246
BP: 148 hits + 35 BB = 183
That difference is 63
what's 63 + 20 totaled, divided by 2? 41.5. That's called "on average". Of course BP needed 650 AB's compared to Dunn's 522 to get within 20 in 2007, but whatever....
And yes, the "Official" baseball statistic for "Total Bases" does not include walks. I was not referencing only hits-produced bases, but walks as well.
That difference is 42
That difference is WAY too much to calculate with piddies, so I can understand you not including it - it's 123.
Of course I was mentioning "~" which means approximate, and of course this is in terms of "average", which is for the following past two years:
hits+walks: 41.5 per year
Total Bases+walks: 84 per year.
Also, of course, you have to consider games played and AB's vary - especially between guys who bat higher in the lineup - being BP for some ridiculous reason.
Might be most simple to look at their OBP and SLG if you want to compare apples to apples.
Dunn's OBP is about .380 compared to BP's .320 (which is being generous in only including his last 3 years) - which is about 60 points difference. Using ONLY 550 as a comparison - you get 33. So excuse me, he only gets OB about 33 more times than BP - all things being equal.
Total Bases? Slugging is about a 55 points difference as well (only over the last 3 years, which is giving BP WAAAAy too much credit, again), so good for about 30 additional bases
Walks - on average Dunn gets about 94 pts more per AB in walks, so about 52 more walks per 550 AB's, giving you TOTAL PRODUCTION of about 82 TB's + Walks.
When you consider that BP's Batting average is a whopping 26 pts higher than Dunn's over the last 3 years, that's about an average of 14 hits more per 550 AB's. That's LESS than 1 per every 10 games
NOW, when you consider that Dunn gets on base more often - meaning gets OUT less - at a pace more than DOUBLE that at 60, that means that BP gets out 33 more times per year than Dunn - or MORE than once more often every 5 games - or TWO times every 10 games. And, more than likely, one of those outs is a Double Play. Then tell me who is more PRODUCTIVE.
But to add something... What is worse? A strike out or a Double Play?
But another thing... Brandon Phillips is a great Player. Adam Dunn is a great player... This team needs both, plus some more pieces...