Philadelphia Phillies (MLB): Wheels and Sarge out.
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01-13-2014, 09:45 AM
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Join Date: Mar 2008
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You left out games played for all of those counting statistics...the numbers aren't close dude. I can't help you if you refuse to see that because you don't want to admit that what you said doesn't mesh with reality.
In 600 less games Utley has 100+ more HR's, 10 more 3B's, and 50 less 2B's than Polanco...that's in around 4 less seasons.
In 400 less games Utley has 189 more HR's, 17 less 3B's, and 104 more 2B's than Castillo...that's in 2.5 less seasons.
Castillo stole more bases becasue he ran more. Utley has an 88% success rate with stealing bases, Castillo 72%.
Utley has a higher OBP, SLG, and OPS than any of them. His OPS compared to Castillo and Polanco isn't remotely close. Kinsler has had 2 seasons with an OPS over .820 and none over .900. Utley has 7 seasons with an OPS over .820 and 5 over .900.
Utley has better power numbers than these guys (though Kinsler very well may surpass him depending on how things shake out). No questions asked. But the rest of their stats are comparable or in some cases, the other guys have better stats.
Utley is a power hitter, Polanco and Castillo were not. The fact that his non power stats (AVG and OBP) are comparable or slightly better than them means he did their job just as good or better than they did, while also putting up massive power numbers for a 2B.
I'm sorry, that means their offensive difference was night and day.
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