Originally Posted by Domeshot17
Troy Tulowitzki plays at coors field, a big time hitter's park: He has a career OPS of .963 at home, and .818 on the road... Alexei Ramirez plays at USCF, a big time hitter's park: He has a career OPS of .756 at home and .697 on the road. So if you made Tulo play 162 games on the road, and Ramirez play 162 at home, Tulo will likely still finish with an OPS nearly 60 points higher...
For all the oo'ing and awing, Tulo has been the more consistent defender over his career with a higher average defensive WAR (Tulo averages 1.5 defensive WAR per year to Ramirez's 1.35). UZR, which tries to account for range, goes back and fourth. This year, Tulo is killing Ramirez, last year Tulo was higher, but Ramirez had a couple of years before that.
So anyone who agrees with Hawk, or wants to say its all because of Coors, sorry that you are wrong, but you are wrong.
This is where Hawk hating stats comes into play...
Have you actually watched any of the Sox games this year?
First of all, Hawk said he would prefer Alexei over Tulo THIS YEAR
. There has been no discussion about last year, two years or four years ago. Alexei was brutal last year, and those numbers would be reflected in his career stat lines. Hawk, not one time that I've seen, has said anything other than, this year
, he would prefer Alexei.
Don't try to twist the discussion.
It's not an asinine opinion or unreasonable comment by Hawk, and he doesn't need to be crucified over it. This year, their numbers are close enough that it is not unreasonable that you could lean towards Alexei due to the intangibles regarding the Cubans.