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11-16-2012, 10:13 AM
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Diamond Joe Quimby
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Quantitatively using sabremetrics as well as taking into account more than .avg rbi and home runs... things like sb's... you're definitely right there was one player who could be considered quantitatively more valuable... and thats Trout.

As for the assists being a team stat... thats a fundamentally flawed comparison. Comparing assists to rbi would only work if essentially a player got on the ice and passed it to the same exact spot every time, regardless as to whether there was a player there to recieve it and score or not.

Hitting is hitting is hitting. Whether there are 3 men on base or 0, its the exact same skill. Putting the bat to the ball and hoping it lands somewhere it can't be corralled. Passing in hockey is MUCH different. You must get to open space, find the open player and put the puck on his stick. There are roughly infinity different scenarios and ways in which you can make a play to collect an assist. There is only one way to step to the plate and put the bat to the ball.
Amen. One thing that is quite evident, the MVP and Gold Glove awards are far more qualitative in nature than quantitative. I learned that lesson long ago.

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