Originally Posted by TDog
I would rather have a hitter with a .320 batting average and a .340 on-base percentage than a hitter with a .240 batting average and a .360 on-base percentage. I think that's a no-brainer.
Is this slugging neutral? Because if so that's an absolutely asinine argument. Getting on base is getting on base, whether via walk or single. Over the course of 500 plate appearances, that's ten fewer outs. You'd just give away ten outs because you don't like that someone walked instead of got a single?