There's a stat, and I'm not sure where it is, and this is just from memory, that Nomar is a very good hitter when he swings at the first pitch. At one point he was a .350 hitter or better on the first pitch. But then again, at one time he was simply a .350 or better hitter. Alas, his wrist has affected his timing. It's not the same Nomar.
Last year Nomar hit 340 1st pitch. In last 3 years it's 337. Sounds good right? Well, since you swing at 1st pitch, it means you won't walk, so your average then becomes your oba as well. As a average, 340 is nice. As a oba, 340 isn't great.
MAD Pudge hit 352 this year, and 384 over the last 3 years.
Nice memory guys.