Polar Bear wrote:Overall he doesn't take many walks, but his OBP still sits around .375 every year which is right around Pete Rose.
From age 27 to age 35 (the years Ichiro has been in the ML)
Rose had 7 seasons with a better OPS+ than Ichiro's best season.
Rose had 8 seasons with an OBP of .380 or over compared to 4 for Ichiro (who is working on his 5th).
Rose had 3 seasons with a SLG over .470 (Ichiro is working on his first).
Rose was approx .060 over the league SLG%, Ichiro is approx .013 over.
Also Ichiro doesn't need to hit as many doubles since he steals 40 bases a year.
A single and a SB isn't the same as a double. There are cases where it is the same value, but there are times where there is a major difference. I won't argue that Rose was as good a basestealer as Ichiro or as good a defensive player, only much better at the plate.