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rahulsekhar
06-02-2003, 02:15 PM
Take a look at this by Lee Sinins. Obviously this doesn't speak to any leadership/fan frindliness aspects of the Big Hurt, but it does show that at his current price, he's not a bad deal and is having a productive year (although not by his historical standards). His analysis focuses on "runs created" and "runs created above average" (RCAA). In general, he's got great analysis.

"Just like Shea Hillenbrand is using a good AVG to falsely trick people into
thinking he's a good player, Thomas is using a poor AVG (.254) to fool
people into thinking he's through. Thomas is having a productive season,
hitting .491 SLG, .405 OBA, .896 OPS, 11 RCAA in 51 games and has a .997
career OPS, compared to his league average of .762, and 733 RCAA in 1749.

Thomas is 7th in the league in OBA and his OBA vs. the league average is
the all time record for right handed hitters (min: 7500 PA)--

OBA DIFF PLAYER LEAGUE
1 Frank Thomas .092 .431 .339
2 Rogers Hornsby .091 .434 .342
3 Edgar Martinez .086 .424 .338
4 Jeff Bagwell .073 .412 .339
5 Jimmie Foxx .070 .428 .358
6 Rickey Henderson .068 .402 .333
7 Honus Wagner .067 .394 .328
8 Frank Robinson .062 .389 .327
9 Gary Sheffield .062 .400 .338
10 Mark McGwire .058 .394 .336

(Above list is since 1900. Including the 19th century, Wagner would be out
of the top 10, with +.060, with Cap Anson (+.072) and Ed Delahanty (+.063)
in the top 10.)"

pearso66
06-02-2003, 11:26 PM
I will always love Frank on this team. Sure he is struggling with the average, but he does have 10 homeruns. and to me seems like the best hitter on the team right now, behind Carlos and Maggs. The only time I would ever put him down is if he started to hit like Harold Baines did last year, or was it two years ago ? But even then I would hope he retires as a member of the White Sox

RKMeibalane
06-02-2003, 11:39 PM
Frank has clearly been the best hitter on the team this season. I hope he can get hot for a few weeks just show people that he's still got it.