Matt P wrote:
RBI an incomplete statistic and is based off what the hitter in front of you does. If that's the only baseball argument for why the O's should pick him up I still don't understand why people want him.
I agree that RBIs CAN be an incomplete statistic but, it can also be a telling one. MOST hitters that average an RBI every 5.5 or better ABs have a BA with RISP than other hitters with a similar AVG. In effect, these are the hitters that find a way to bring that runner in scoring position home.
As good a year as we had in 2012 is there anyone that doubts we would have advanced farther in the post season if we would have had a team BA with RISP that equaled our team BA?
As good a year as Adam Jones
had in 2012, eighty some odd RBIs don't cut it for a four hole guy. Ditto for Davis and Wieters. I would be very happy to add some hitters to our lineup that average at least one RBI every six ABs or better in their career as long as they can field their position. That does NOT mean I want Mark Trumbo, but I would take Kendry Morales and let him and Davis show who can be the better defender at 1B. I would take LaRoche and have the same competition.