Categories Yanks Gamers/Postmortems Yeah, But The RBI Is Overrated Post author By attackgerbil Post date November 3, 2009 5 Comments on Yeah, But The RBI Is Overrated About one in every four runs scored by the Yankees this post season is attributable to Alex Rodriguez’ bat. ← Nothing Has Hatched Yet: Yanks-Phils World Series Gamer V → Reason(s?) Why The World Series Isn’t Over 5 replies on “Yeah, But The RBI Is Overrated” Tex got to start hitting, especially with people on base. That is all. Like, now. but gerb…it’s his ops+ [or whatever]…that’s the reason for his production…and, get it straight, rbi’s are not “overrated”, they’re “irrelevant”…gimme another heaping helping of irrelevancy please… The Phillies are going to be made irrelevant in just about 28 hours… If A-Rod’s line this World Series has proven the irrelevancy of any stat, it’s batting average — .222 average, but a .364 OBP and .556 slugging. Though, dc, since you keep pounding the ignorance drum, I’ll ask you: Does A-Rod have six RBI because he has a .919 OPS, or does he have a .919 OPS because he has six RBI? I’ll further ask: How much more valuable is A-Rod (.919 OPS, 6 RBI) than Hideki Matsui (1.822 OPS, 2 RBI)? How about Jayson Werth (1.047 OPS, 3 RBI)? Johnny Damon (.911 OPS, 4 RBI)? And Derek Jeter: .364/.391/.455 line. But only 1 RBI. Has he provided more value than Robinson Cano, who also has 1 RBI (and a line of .167/.158/.167)? Tony Armas, 1981: .261/.294/.480, 76 RBI Tony Armas, 1983: .218/.254/.453, 107 RBI Joe Carter, 1990: .232/.290/.391, 115 RBI Julio Lugo, 2007: .237/.294/.349, 73 RBI J.D. Drew, 2009: .279/.392/.522, 68 RBI If RBI show little correlation to a player’s actual production (Joe Carter’s 1990. Tony Armas’ 1981 vs. 1983. Julio Lugo’s 2007 vs. J.D. Drew’s 2009.), what exactly do you think makes them relevant? Leave a ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.