Let’s play a real quick guessing game – see if you can figure out who each player is. This shouldn’t take too long:
Player A has played in 20 ALCS games. In those games, he’s hit 7 home runs, driven in 16 RBIs, and has an OPS of 1.169.
Player B has played in 47 ALCS games. In those games, he’s hit 7 home runs, driven in 23 RBI, and has an OPS of .762.
Player B has played in 27 more ALCS games, yet has the same amount of home runs and just 7 more RBI than Player A. And Player A has been much more productive in his ALCS games than has Player B, as evidenced by his whopping 1.169 OPS versus Player B’s meager .762.
Have you made your guess yet? Answers after the jump.
Isn’t it amazing what a small sample size and the media’s use of absolute terms can do to your perception of a baseball player?
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