There is a fascinating piece up on FanGraphs wherein a dozen players answer the question, “What stat would you like to lead the league in?” The Reds own Joey Votto is one of the players. You should go read the whole piece especially as, predictably, Votto has the most thoughtful answer. I’ll give you the money quote here, though:
I guess my answer is OPS, if youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re talking purely offensive stats. If youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re talking overall, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll say WAR.
We’ve said it here before, but one of the best things about Votto is that he just gets it. He has to be one of the smartest and most well-informed players in the league.