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You're right. Nothing could be more useless than seeing how many RUNS a guy creates. I'm not saying he was a good player, because he really wasn't, but to render stats like RBI and average useless is foolish, just like completely ignoring slugging and OBP would be dumb too.

 

The bottom line is this- a guy who creates over 90 RBI is pretty solid even if he's not spectacular.

 

 

But it isn't how many runs he created, it is how many runs the team scored that he participated in. An average offensive player in one of the prime RBI slots (3-6) will produce what Encarnacion produced. We know this because an average offensive player (not average for a starting corner OF, just average including backups) named Juan Encarnacion produced 90 RBI when he was used in that manner.

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You're right. Nothing could be more useless than seeing how many RUNS a guy creates. I'm not saying he was a good player, because he really wasn't, but to render stats like RBI and average useless is foolish, just like completely ignoring slugging and OBP would be dumb too.

 

The bottom line is this- a guy who creates over 90 RBI is pretty solid even if he's not spectacular.

 

 

But it isn't how many runs he created, it is how many runs the team scored that he participated in. An average offensive player in one of the prime RBI slots (3-6) will produce what Encarnacion produced. We know this because an average offensive player (not average for a starting corner OF, just average including backups) named Juan Encarnacion produced 90 RBI when he was used in that manner.

 

I never really said he was above average. But I see some value in being "average" in baseball when there are so many roster spots given to guys who it would be generous to even proclaim below average.

 

And while stats wise Hermida is roughly equal, his expectations are so much more and Hermida just doesn't seem to be able to step it up when it matters.

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I never really said he was above average. But I see some value in being "average" in baseball when there are so many roster spots given to guys who it would be generous to even proclaim below average.

 

And while stats wise Hermida is roughly equal, his expectations are so much more and Hermida just doesn't seem to be able to step it up when it matters.

 

We sat Encarnacion in the post season. Juan was in the peak years of his career, Hermida is still younger than about 40% of rookies. There is not value in being an average MLB hitter in a corner OF spot, because that makes you a below-average MLB corner OF

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