That's the same production. And unlike OPS where you can argue OBP is more important, you can't make the same argument for wOBA because it's configured to regress the added importance of getting on base. That means the two players against their specific splits are almost identical in overall production. So Heisey, swinging away and all, would theoretically give the Reds the same number of runs in the same number of at-bats against RHP as Stubbs would against LHP.
Reds need to get through Soriano and Castro next inning. Another run or two for the Reds wouldn't exactly hurt either.
I'm guessing Hoover will get a shot at it.
Is there any chance that The Reds might take Navarro instead of Mes to the playoffs? He's got that left-handed thing going for him. Or could they carry three catcher? I doubt that but you never know.
As for OPS, it is a composite stat. You can have a good OPS based on slugging. You can have a good wOBA based on slugging. You can be strong in one component part and weaker in the other.
Many Reds have good OPS, good wOBA because of their slugging. Their OBPs aren't particularly good. But their power compensates.
I don't want another guy whose power compensates for OBP. I want a high OBP hitter for the team. Even if his OPS is a little less. I want a guy who gets on base more. I think it will help Votto, Ludwick, Frazier, others.
In Heisey's case, he is a .766 OPS man but his OBP is .316. I think OBP is what the Reds need. So .316 doesn't do it for me. I'd prefer a different type hitter.
If that's not clear, I'm sorry, I did my best to explain.
7-6 Dodgers on a Kemp homer in the ninth. Still going on.