nuggets wrote:Ender wrote:No pitcher fears Ichiro, he slaps a single and then you get the next guy out. He wouldn't even make a top 50 list of all time feared hitters.
He's proven to be among the best at getting on base in the clutch. If you are in the most critical situations (bases loaded, bottom 9th, 1 run lead, 2 outs) a player that is so good in the clutch and gets on base more often than Pujols can be just as, if not more deadly.
Pujols career OBP RISP/RISP 2 outs/Loaded .462/.489/.351, Ichiro .462/.507/.464.
Its the same problem that Ichiro has compared to other elite hitters in every situation. He is almost non-existant as a slugger. Pujols' OBP is slightly lower, yet he slugs .150 higher in those situations as well. The difference in RBIs in those situations is pretty telling.
RBI/PA RISP - RISP 2 Outs - Bases Loaded
Pujols .446 - .394 - 1.125
Ichiro .206 - .297 - 1.094
If you want to get the run home in those situations, Pujols is the man to take. If you want to get a run home in any other situation, Pujols is the man to take.