Marlins stole 10 bases on 10 attempts, scored 2 runs and lost the game.
Now, before I start, in no way am I saying RBI's are a "great" stat, but doesn't it come back to that argument somewhat? I mean, the debate is always RBI doesn't matter because some teams put more runners on then others, and although Player A has more RBI then Player B, Player B might still be better, and that is definitely true. BUT, 10 stolen bases on 10 attempts? I mean damn, wtf were they waiting for? Sure wouldn't mind having an RBI guy up there for those situations. Like I said before, it still takes more skill to drive in a run then it does to just get on base.
Now don't get me wrong Jeffy. I do agree. Stolen Bases can be as over valued as they are undervalued. And I in no way, shape or form believe RBI is an awesome stat. Just saying wouldn't mind having the guy that drives in 120 runs in that situation lol. A little off topic but just something that I was thinking.
Oh I have one that I love to think about when I hear about Starlin Castro's walks:
2010: .347 OBP (.324 in the NL) and .300 BA (.255 NL)
2011: .341 OBP (.319 in the NL) and .307 BA (.253 NL)
2012: .323 OBP (.318 in the NL) and .283 BA (.254 NL)
1996: .314/.370 (.277/.350 in the AL)
1997: .291/.370 (.271/.340 in the AL)
1998: .324/.384 (.372/.340 in the AL)
Jeter's big 1999 coincides with the league jumping up again (.275/.347).
Note that the only years where they're the same age there is Starlin's 2012 and Jeter's 1996. They are both 22 that season.
I honestly completely forgot Jeter had a couple sub-.300 years in his 20's. His 19 HRs in 1998 might be less impressive than Castro's 14 last year considering the context. The AL alone almost hit 2500 HRs in 1998 (literally 2499) and put up a .432 SLG. The NL in 2012 hit 65 less HRs (more than I thought) and put up a .400 SLG.
No, Starlin Castro is not the next Jeter, but if there were a contest for the guy with the best shot he would be it. Plus our differences are what make us special!