Thursday, June 11, 2009

Seriously, Slugging First Basemen Aren't That Hard to Find

Harping back to my post about how Ryan Howard is overrated compared Chase Utley and Jimmy Rollins:

BA HR OPS *wOBA WAR salary
Ryan Howard 0.258 18 0.910 0.375 1.9 15M
Player X 0.314 13 1.013 0.427 2.2 1.4M

It's not that find to find big dudes who can catch a baseball, hit home runs and strike out a ton. Granted very few do those things as well as Howard. Then again, very few are paid $54 million over three years.

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