ARCH wrote:I don't think HR's and / or RBI's are misleading stats, they are just as important as RC27 or any other production value stat but they do influence the writers more than any of the others. That's always been the case and probably always will be. For you to say Ortiz doesn't deserve to win the AL MVP as his RC27 is not as high as several others to me is just as shortsighted as the writers who look at just HR's and RBI's.
Yes, RBIs and HRs are misleading stats.
You don't like just RC/27? How about OPS, RC, VORP, WS, etc.? Papi leads in none of these statistics. Several people are responsible for more runs created than Ortiz. Even more people have better RC/27, which means they create more runs per game than Ortiz. He doesn't even lead in a fairly common stat like OPS.
His statline looks good because the only stats anyone ever looks at are HR and RBI, both stats that mean little in determining a player's true value.