bigh0rt wrote:As a numbers guy, my main beef with OPS from a mathematical perspective is that it benefits those with higher AVGs moreso than those without, and really doesn't compensate for it elsewhere in the equation. It takes batting average twice into the equation, with the extra from SLG and OBP once apiece. I think if we added (OBP -AVG) and (SLG - AVG) to OPS, we'd have a more accurate figure of value. But maybe that's just me.
It benefits those with a higher moreso than those without because players with higher averages tend to be more productive. The only players it really shortchanges are those with high walk totals because SLG% disregards a BBs ability to move runners (which is why OBP should be given a heavier weight).