Don’t look now, but our little Cincinnati Reds with their recent run of 10+ run games have moved up to the top five in hitting in the National League!
Sorted by Runs per game
Sorted by OPS
WOH! That is interesting….anybody else notice anything interesting between Runs Scored per game and OPS? Anyone?
That’s right, they are the SAME FIVE TEAMS! This is why Statheads prefer OPS over batting average when judging players. OPS most closely correlates to runs scored. Don’t believe me? Let’s take a look at our old friend batting average:
Ok, this pretty much proves AGAIN, that batting average does NOT correlate with Runs Scored, so can we PLEASE stop using it when judging hitters?