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Old 08-15-2019, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Mohoney View Post
It’s not about relying on a player for power. It’s about relying on a player to provide an overall body of work that is acceptable from a major league starter.

In this environment, for every home run you don’t provide, you need to provide 2.22 singles or 1.59 doubles to make up for it in your wOBA. If you can do that, there is no problem. If you can’t do that, you’re sacrificing offensive value.

Stolen bases can help make up for the difference, but you need to steal bases at a 73% clip to break even, and you need a pretty high volume to make much of a dent. In this environment, you need to provide 9.68 successful steals to make up for every home run you don’t provide. For reference, Mallex Smith leads MLB with 32 stolen bases, and he has been thrown out 7 times. All that running provided only 3.341 in surplus value to his wOBA. An extra 2 dingers would have provided 3.87 in surplus value. If he goes 3/0 or 4/1 in his next attempts, he will make up that difference.

As far as defense, the value we are getting from Yolmer Sanchez is among the best in baseball. He leads the majors in total zone runs with 11. He is tied for 3rd in defensive runs saved with 7, but adds another 3 runs to that total with double plays. He should be a finalist for 2B Gold Glove this year, if not actually win the award.
But but he doesn’t hit homers so he’s useless too. If he’s just hit 5 more homers he’d have as much offensive value as his whole season of work in the field.
. (Referring to Yolmer)
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