STRAIGHT CASH HOMIE!
Chase Utley needs to be top 5 in these lists.
But anyways, Youk is 3rd in wOBA, 2nd in OBP, 7th in SLG, 4th in OPS, 9th in ISO, 2nd in wRAA, 6th in BB/K, 4th in WPA and 4th in the batting part of WAR. If thats not a top ten hitter this year, then I dont know what is. Oh yea, Votto is behing Youk in every catagory I mentioned, yet he's somehow better?
Last edited by flea; 06-20-2010 at 01:31 AM.
Prado is the best 2B in the NL why no love?
"I know one thing for sure; you won't be able to say that Braves fans don't care" Chipper Jones
Mauer, Morneau, Utley, Longoria, Howard, Arod, Pujols, Cabrera, Ichio, Vlad, Gonzalez
Batting component of WAR
IDK, maybe in Cincy they consider that "far better", but that looks pretty damn close to me. Now, so far this year, Youk has been far better, but we'll see what it looks like at the end of the season.
Those counting components for wins and runs above replacement are not as good of barometers for comparing players. TAv utilizes these but sets a median and uses a kind of bell curve to tell how good players are. For example, it's much harder to gain a 10 point advantage in TAv if you're talking about .310 versus .320, rather than .260 versus .270. Thus, it's telling that Votto finished with a .335 TAv (good for top 5 in all the league), while Youk had a still excellent but not really comparable 2009 with a .317 TAv. Youk finished behind guys like Berkman, Dunn, and Derrek Lee.
Counting stats like WAR and WRAA don't give an accurate picture for comparison. They tell you how they helped their team, sort like advanced RBIs or OBI%, but not how their individual hitting compares with other good hitters. wOBA is fine but I don't necessarily agree with their hard-and-fast weights, nor the fact that it doesn't take park factors into account.
BTW: I'm not a Cincy fan, nor do I live there. But it's obvious you're a Red Sox fan based upon how offended you are by the fact that Votto is a better hitter than your team's best hitter.