Player A/B comparison
Been a loooooong time since I did one of these.
Player A: .241/.268/.352
Player B: .241/.281/.309
Which of these players is more valuable? Well, a point of OBP is worth aaabout two points of SLG, so… well, it’s Player A, right?
Not so fast. What if I told you one of these players (A) was born in 1983, and the other (B) in 1977?
Yes, folks, it’s Jose Lopez versus Willie F. Bloomquist!
I think it’s funny that we’ve had arguments here on whether Lopez is overmatched, as Dave wrote, or if he’s just struggling badly but will come around and stick at short, as others have argued — while the question of how bad Bloomquist is (at least in our circles) is so well-established and accepted that we don’t even mention it any more. Overmatched? Lopez… maybe. We can discuss that. Bloomquist, oh yeah (Kool-Aid man busts through monitor).