05-04-2004, 02:17 AM
Statisticians generally agree that OPS (on-base plus slugging) is the best gauge of a player's ability - and by extension - a team. Many people here have commented that the Sox will do much better when their hitting picks up, as it invariably does in June. Even Ozzie Guillen's mentioned that the bats aren't that hot. But looking at team OPS, the Chicago White Sox' team OPS of .818 is second in the American League (only Texas leads with .864). So we're actually hitting quite well right now. Unfortunately, Minnesota is right behind us at .811. Still, if the team isn't really hot yet - and considering Maggs and Carlos are not hitting their stride - this team will score a LOT.