Re: Is a K better than a double play?
posted at 11/9/2013 1:07 PM EST
In response to Hetchinspete's comment:
In response to notin's comment:
In response to Joebreidey's comment:
In response to Hfxsoxnut's comment:
It's not that simple. Mike Napoli swings very hard and that is what causes a lot of the K's. When he makes contact, he makes very hard contact and he hits booming home runs and doubles. His overall production this year was just about what should have been expected.
There are certain situations where not striking out becomes much more important, such as with a runner on third and one out.
This is one of the stats that absolutely do not work in isolation. The K/W rate is far more important than the K-rate.
It seems lie no matter how many times you point out this obvious fact, fans will get down on K/BB star Napoli while supporting K/BB failure Middlebrooks...
If some fans are unhappy with Naps strikeout rate or Will Middlebrooks take in mind Stanton strikes out once in every three at bats. Do the Sox want a line up with both Naps and Stanton who both strikeout at a very high rate. The Sox need hitters with a bit more patience at the plate who can work the count and make pitchers work. On the plus side Stanton does walk a bit driving up his OBP.
Just something to think about !!
Stanton strikes out once in every 3 ABs for his career high (31%).
Napoli was second in MLB last year at 32.4%, behind Chris Carter. Stanton was 8th at 27.4%. That is alot to have two hitters in the top 8, but you have to remeober Stanton was 4th in BB% and Napoli was 12th. So there is some good coming out of their at-bats even when they do not make contact.
The Orioles did have 2 of the top 7 (Reynolds and Davis) before they waived Reynolds.