Forgive the less-than-delicate headline; just a little play on “Willy, Mickey, and the Duke.” Yes, I know, I’m ever so clever.
Anyway, how about this comparison?
Willy Taveras, Reds CF/leadoff hitter, through June 13, 2009:
.229 batting average, .283 on-base percentage, .289 slugging percentage, 572 OPS
Corey Patterson, Reds CF/leadoff hitter, through June 13, 2008:
.195 batting average, .232 on-base percentage, .352 slugging percentage, 584 OPS
Dusty Baker for Manager of the Decade!!!