Until you all mentioned it, I had never heard of ISO. Having checked it out, I am intrigued.
So what would a good ISO be? I exported the 3-year averages of all AL batters to Excel (deleting the ones with fewer than 50 AB), calculated their ISOs, and determined that the average ISO among them was 0.1459. Does that sound about right for an average ISO? Should that be my cut-off point when assessing a batter?
I guess I should also sort by OBP, highlight the above-average batters in that stat, and focus on getting the guys that are highlighted in both categories. Using the same list as before, I determined the average OBP is .324, which seems reasonable for an average.
Am I on the right track?
Incidentally, here are the 3-year average ISO/OBP for the 4 keeper batters I currently have on my team:
Justin Morneau .212/.313
Victor Martinez .171/.365
Derek Jeter .148/.377
Johnny Damon .142/.364