It’s time to play my favorite baseball guessing game: Name that player! The rules are simple. I’ll put up two sets of statistics describing two different players. Once I’ve broken down these players entirely by the numbers, I’ll reveal who each player is at the end of the post. This is always fun for me; hopefully it’ll be fun for the TYA readership as well.
Player A is not an everyday player, but has done well in 63 plate appearances this year. He’s batting .262/.286/.492, which shows terrible on-base skills but solid power. That’s a trade off I’ll take from a bench player every time. As a result of the pop in his bat, Player A has a wOBA of .357 and a wRC+ of 122. He’s generally regarded as a good outfielder, and makes around the league minimum.
Player B is an everyday player. He’s just not a very good one. In 443 plate appearances this season he’s hitting a meek .261/.289/.352.… Click here to read the rest