GotowarMissAgnes wrote:Don't know how it will impact his SBs, but a definite boost to his R+RBI totals. The average leadoff hitter gets about 175 R+RBI in the NL, mostly because of the poor rbi totals hitting behind the pitcher. The average #3 hitter gets about 200 R+RBI.
What is the importance or significance of R+RBI totals in valuing a players worth? (im not being smug btw, just asking)
If Pedroia goes 120-80 leading off or 100-100 batting 3rd is he any more or less valuable? I would think his value depends on what stat your team needs more of. I do realize that 200 R+RBI is much harder to attain leading off than hitting 3rd, but what does R+RBI tell you? Do you use it as a baseline of some sorts?