I'd have to say that stats mean a great deal in baseball.
What you meant to say is Larue brings some intangibles to the plate (so to speak) that just don't show up in the box scores. More and more, though, teams are looking at the stats using all kinds of of different metrics (moreso than in the past). Also, don't forget about the defensive side of things. I don't watch KC, but maybe Larue is just better defensively.
I'm sure if Buck keeps it up he will find himself getting more and more playing time, but its still early. I've seen this in the past where a catcher starts off hot and them comes back down to earth.
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